Djokovic visa handling turns COVID villain at odds with Australia’s border rules into a political victim

ABC | Jan 14, 2022 at 9:02 AM
  • Novak Djokovic is no stranger to high-stakes dramas in the early hours of Australian mornings.
  • In cancelling his visa in those early hours of January 6, the government, likely without realising, set in motion a series of events that would engulf its agenda at a time when the nation was battling a coronavirus outbreak sending the health system into crisis.
  • Yet if it had let him in it would have been accused of having one rule for most people and another for the rich and powerful.