Cairnsnews is awaiting confirmation that Djokovic is still under house arrest pending a decision from the Immigration Minister on his possible deportation.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday that Djokovic was subjected to treatment that was “the same as everyone else”.
Mr Hawke still holds discretional powers to deport the Serbian star.
“The Minister is currently considering the matter and the process remains ongoing,” a spokesperson for Mr Hawke said in a statement on Monday night.
Pictures of Djokovic at the Melbourne tennis complex have appeared on social media so reports of his re-arrest may not be correct.
Serbia’s parliamentary leader, Ivica Dacic, said he was worried the Australian government could still deport Djokovic, and that would result in him being banned from returning for three years.
“It is obvious that the Australian authorities will decide on the option of almost deporting him from Australia, which of course means another type of punishment – he cannot enter Australia in three years,’ he told local television.
“(This) already exceeds all limits of common sense and I do not know how every citizen probably feels angry.”
Without doubt the Liberal National Party has just enacted its own demise and kick-started the Melbourne tinderbox where oppressed residents have endured Covid tyranny like no others on earth.
Anything could happen in Melbourne if the fascists of the LNP and ALP deport the world’s greatest tennis player and strident advocate of vaccination choice.
This assault of Melbourne’s ethnic community will attract world-wide condemnation, but we won’t see or hear about it in Australia’s controlled media.
Keep the footage coming in Melbournians and we will support you.