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"…….
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.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.