Novak Djokovic's fate in the hands Immigration Minister Alex Hawke

Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated January 12 2022 - 4:07am, first published 1:30am

The Morrison government would be "mad" to deport Novak Djokovic, according to a former senior Immigration Department official, who has argued the longer the visa saga drags on the more likely it is the tennis star is allowed to remain in Australia.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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