The ruling does not guarantee that Novak Djokovic will be able to compete at the Australian Open. The government warned that it may cancel his visa a second time even after the court’s decision. https://t.co/t7X3MDVqzZ— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 10, 2022
The government's decision to cancel his visa has been voided or declared invalid.
The government must pay Djokovic's costs as agreed or assessed.
The government must "take all necessary steps" to immediately release Djokovic from detention, which must happen no more than 30 minutes after the decision was made.
Djokovic's passport and all other personal effects must be returned to him.
After announcing his decision, Judge Anthony Kelly explained that Djokovic had not been given sufficient notice of his visa cancelation, or enough time by the government to prepare materials.
"The applicant (Djokovic) was told at 5:20 a.m. on Thursday, 6th January 2022, that he could have until 8:30 a.m. to provide comment in response to a notice of intention to consider cancelation," said Kelly. "The applicant's comments were then sought at 6:14 a.m. instead. The delegate's (the Ministry of Home Affairs) decision was made at 7:42 a.m. The applicant was thus denied until 8:30 a.m. to make comments. If the applicant had had until 8:30 a.m, he could have consulted others and made submissions to the delegate about why his visa should not be canceled."