Good morning, and welcome to your weekend. On the information entrance, it’s certain to be a calming experience. There’s not a lot happening, is there?
Late yesterday we heard tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa was cancelled – once more.
After every week of tortuous twists and turns, the immigration minister, Alex Hawke, cancelled it “on well being and good order grounds, on the idea that it was within the public curiosity to take action”.
The world’s No 1 participant is predicted to be interviewed by immigration officers in Melbourne at 8am. He’s then anticipated to be returned to immigration detention.
A listening to on the matter is listed within the federal courtroom at 10.15am. A closing result’s anticipated on Sunday afternoon.
The Serbian president, Aleksandar Vucic, has accused the Australian authorities of “harassing” and “maltreating” Djokovic. Djokovic’s former coach and mentor, Niki Pilic, described the state of affairs as “shameful” and stated Djokovic was being handled like a “prison.”
Within the meantime, here’s Paul Karp’s take.
We’ll carry you the most recent Covid figures, even when the case numbers have considerably misplaced their connection to actuality, and we’re keeping track of shortages of … frankly, every little thing, together with frequent sense on some fronts.
And as all the time, I’ll attempt to discover some nuggets of pleasure (or weirdness) to sprinkle by means of the information.