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Well done Australia

Squag1

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On news now, minister considering his position. Will announce decision tomorrow, he can use his personal powers it seems.
 

Duck n Dive

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Australian establishment can be very vindictive when challenged!

However, I do think in this case Johnny Foreigner has managed to stick two fingers up to them.
 

Duck n Dive

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I had to chuckle the other day when a group of US PGA tours professional golf it’s we’re talking about reducing the carbon footprint of the tour (which is laudable)…….most of them sport sponsorship logos for ‘NetJets’ on their shirts….the private jet rental business"…….


In the midst of the pandemic when all around were putting peeps on furlough and airlines around the world were panicking.. .

What were Netjets doing?

In September 2021.......

They were recruiting pilots :)
 

Duck n Dive

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As the dust settles....

The judge had honed in on the fact that he'd been told he had until 08:30 to respond to the entry refusal (time to consult his team/get legal advice).

Border control then didn't stick to that and pressured him.

The judge found that unfair/unreasonable and also it was not unreasonable for him to attempt entry as he had paperwork indicating he would be allowed.

At that point the govt. legal team withdrew their evidence, conceded and the judge ordered his release.

The legal process did not actually examine his right to enter. It ended on the technicality of being given a deadline which was then changed.


It remains that

1. The deadline to make an application to enter with a medical exemption was 10th.
2. The reason given for not requiring a vaccination was recently having covid.
3. The date of the covid positive test was 16th.

Local/self publicity shows that having tested positive he started on the following day with a series of public engagements.

None of this was actually tested in court /it didn't get that far.

It's now being reported in the Australian press that the "declaration" to enter contains the requirement of not having travelled (internationally I believe) in the previous 14 days - they are claiming there is evidence he did.

Looks like it's going to be a decision by the minister to either restart a legal process or keep his head down and hope it all goes away.
Versus the local press sensing the baying of hounds.
 

andyBeaker

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As the dust settles....

The judge had honed in on the fact that he'd been told he had until 08:30 to respond to the entry refusal (time to consult his team/get legal advice).

Border control then didn't stick to that and pressured him.

The judge found that unfair/unreasonable and also it was not unreasonable for him to attempt entry as he had paperwork indicating he would be allowed.

At that point the govt. legal team withdrew their evidence, conceded and the judge ordered his release.

The legal process did not actually examine his right to enter. It ended on the technicality of being given a deadline which was then changed.


It remains that

1. The deadline to make an application to enter with a medical exemption was 10th.
2. The reason given for not requiring a vaccination was recently having covid.
3. The date of the covid positive test was 16th.

Local/self publicity shows that having tested positive he started on the following day with a series of public engagements.

None of this was actually tested in court /it didn't get that far.

It's now being reported in the Australian press that the "declaration" to enter contains the requirement of not having travelled (internationally I believe) in the previous 14 days - they are claiming there is evidence he did.

Looks like it's going to be a decision by the minister to either restart a legal process or keep his head down and hope it all goes away.
Versus the local press sensing the baying of hounds.
think there is plenty of mileage left in this…..either way the Australian authorities have made a pigs ear of it and the tennisters camp have alienated everyone with their attitude of entitlement and making it a crime against their country.

Interesting that the news conference was closed down by the tennisters team yesterday when questions about what he did the day after testing positive were asked…….

Still maintain if the tennister hadn’t previously drawn so much attention to himself over not being vaccinated and encouraging others to go down the same route he might not have ended up in this mess. A classic case of ‘not reading the room’ in as much as understanding what goes on in the real world, not least the pain that Australians have and indeed continue to have over covid related restrictions.

Tennis Australia messed it up last year when they allowed the event to go ahead with full spectator attendance, can’t quite remember if It was reduced to zero or reduced attendance by the end of the tournament due to a surge of infections in Melbourne Can’t help thinking it’s all about the money….
 

andyBeaker

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Sooooo,other than making false declaration on his arrival form (not his fault apparently:rolleyes:) and visiting a tennis centre to be interviewed the day after a positive test he hasn’t done anything wrong.
 

Malone

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And the rich will yet again get away with it. Will he be deported - no! Will he play in the open - yes.
 

andyBeaker

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And the rich will yet again get away with it. Will he be deported - no! Will he play in the open - yes.
I’m not so sure……this seems to have caused outrage in Australia and there is an election not too far away…..
 

Malone

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Personally I hope I am wrong. Australia don’t like being mucked about.
 
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