Did Novak LIE? Huge twist as Border Force investigate bombshell claims

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The Australian Border Force is investigating claims that Novak Djokovic allegedly lied on his entry type to enter the nation in a single completely different twist to the continued visa saga.

The ABF is analyzing whether or not or not or not the Australian Open champion made a false declaration claiming he had not travelled all through the 14 days elementary as quite a bit as his arrival in Melbourne. 

All travellers arriving in Australia are requested within the occasion that they’ve ‘travelled or will journey throughout the 14 days earlier to your flight to Australia’.

They’re furthermore warned: ‘Giving false or misleading information is a extreme offence. You may also be liable to a civil penalty for giving false or misleading information.’


Djokovic ticked ‘No’ in response to the question, nonetheless that seems to be in direct battle with the timeline of his latest actions documented on social media. 


There’s been one completely different twist all through the continued saga of Novak Djokovic’s arrival in Australia, six days before the Australian Open will get underway


Novak Djokovic claimed on his entry form that he had not travelled in the 14 days leading up to his arrival in Melbourne shortly before midnight on January 5 after flying in from Spain

Novak Djokovic claimed on his entry type that he had not travelled all through the 14 days elementary as quite a bit as his arrival in Melbourne shortly before midnight on January 5 after flying in from Spain


In line together with his sworn affidavit, Djokovic departed Spain on January 4 and had a stopover in Dubai before touchdown in Melbourne late on the evening time time of January 5.


The timings point out Djokovic would have needed to be in Spain from 11.30pm on December 22 AEDT, or 1.30pm Spanish time to manage to the concepts to not journey inside two weeks of arriving in Australia, the Herald Solar reported.

However social media posts present Djokovic having enjoyable with tennis all through the streets of Belgrade on December 25 whereas one completely different put up shared on the same day by Serbian handball star Petar Djordjic reveals him posing with the tennis star.

‘ONE AND ONLY !!!!! Thanks for the picture and for the great wants,’ Djordjic captioned the picture.

Six days shortly New Years Eve, footage emerged of Djokovic having worthwhile out on the tennis courtroom docket in south-east Spain.

‘We are able to confirm Novak Djokovic is ready for the Australian if attainable!’ Soto Tennis Academy captioned the footage.

An in depth-up picture posted by the academy reveals Djokovic utilizing tennis balls emblazoned with the Australian Open emblem.

On Christmas Day, Serbian handball star Petar Djordjic (left) uploaded a photo posing with fellow Serbian Novak Djokovic (right)

On Christmas Day, Serbian handball star Petar Djordjic (left) uploaded {{a photograph}} posing with fellow Serbian Novak Djokovic (appropriate)

Footage emerged of Djokovic having a hit out on the court at a tennis academy in south-east Spain on New Year's Eve

Footage emerged of Djokovic having worthwhile out on the courtroom docket at a tennis academy in south-east Spain on New Yr’s Eve

Essentially probably the most penalty for  offering false or deceptive info to the Australian authorities is 12 months imprisonment.

Day by day Mail Australia has contacted the ABF for further remark. 

Djokovic was lastly launched from 5 days in immigration detention following Monday’s courtroom docket ruling on Monday. 

The courtroom docket willpower sparked wild scenes from supporters on the streets of Melbourne and match administrators are actually on excessive alert amid fears of violence all through the stands should Djokovic play subsequent week.  

The nine-time Australian Open champion stays to be not a assured starter for the occasion, which may get underway in six days.

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has refused to rule out utilizing his non-public powers to cancel Djokovic’s visa nonetheless as quickly as further and boot him overseas – sparking a livid response from one-time tennis star and MP colleague John Alexander, who warned about the easiest way forward for the Open.

‘So what may be the ‘public curiosity’ the Minister may perhaps use to teach his non-public powers to deport our defending Australian Open tennis champion?’ Mr Alexander posted on Monday evening time time. 

‘The minister’s ‘private powers to cancel visas’ are designed to stop criminals in another case strolling our streets, or to stop a contagious particular specific individual in another case strolling our streets; they’re not designed to help in coping with a doable political draw back of the day.’

Australian Border Force officials are investigating claims Novak Djokovic (pictured on arrival in Melbourne last week) lied on his entry form

Australian Border Force officers are investigating claims Novak Djokovic (pictured on arrival in Melbourne closing week) lied on his entry type

Following the courtroom docket willpower, which the federal authorities says was ‘on a procedural flooring’, Mr Hawke is contemplating whether or not or not or to not make use of his discretionary non-public powers to cancel Djokovic’s visa.

‘The minister is presently considering the matter and the strategy stays ongoing,’ a spokesman instructed AAP.

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce admitted he was improper relating to the tennis star in a sturdy trace he’s perhaps not deported.

In the meantime, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Serbian counterpart has requested direct liaison between governments about components over Djokovic’s visa.

The prime minister’s office talked about Mr Morrison had a constructive establish with Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić on Tuesday morning.

Within the selection, Mr Morrison outlined Australia’s non-discriminatory border safety and its place in defending the nation through the covid pandemic.

The 2 leaders agreed to remain involved on the difficulty, and to additional strengthening the bilateral relationship. 

Serbia’s public broadcaster, RTS, reported the Serbian prime minister requested Mr Morrison to make sure the tennis star was handled with dignity.

‘The (Serbian) prime minister significantly emphasised the importance of the circumstances for teaching and bodily preparation for the upcoming rivals, considering that Novak Djokovic was not allowed to teach throughout the earlier days, and the match in Melbourne begins this weekend,’ RTS reported.

‘The prime minister moreover requested (Mr) Morrison to be in direct contact throughout the coming days and for all information to be exchanged immediately between the federal authorities of Serbia and the federal authorities of Australia.’

It comes as the fallout over the cancellation of Djokovic’s visa – which was then overturned – continues to make worldwide headlines. 

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews talked concerning the Australian Open was greater than one participant nonetheless that he was not lobbying Mr Hawke to behave every means.

‘I’m not going to be within the market day-after-day calling for him to make the most of them or not use them, that might be a matter for him,’ he talked about.

‘He ought to do this freed from any stress, freed from any public debate.

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić (pictured) discussed the ongoing Djokovic saga in a phone call with Australian counterpart Scott Morrison on Tuesday

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić (pictured) talked concerning the continued Djokovic saga in a cellphone establish with Australian counterpart Scott Morrison on Tuesday


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