Djokovic and Falconer ...

Updated: Feb 9

Yesterday, the Serbian Community celebrated as Novak Djokovic was released from detention - with the rest of the country!

Federal Circuit Court judge Anthony Kelly has ordered the immediate release of tennis world no.1 Novak Djokovic from immigration detention after overturning the federal government’s decision to cancel his visa.


Judge Kelly told the hearing a short time ago the decision to cancel the temporary visa was to be quashed and the respondent, being the Minister for Home Affairs, to pay his costs and to take all necessary steps to release Djokovic from detention no later than 30 minutes after the order was made.


His passport and personal effects are to be returned to him as soon as possible, Judge Kelly said.


Djokovic’s lawyer Nicholas Wood, SC, confirmed the tennis star was currently out of detention and physically with the legal team at a location that is still unconfirmed watching proceedings.


You can watch the court proceedings on You Tube Part 1 here; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4.


More information from ABC News here.





Meanwhile .... in case you missed it, apparently the 💉 passport app was rolled out today in WA ....


It was reported by The Age today that: “Unvaccinated people will soon be locked out of a range of WA public venues including pubs, cafés and gyms, with the state unveiling its new vaccine passport app on Tuesday.


WA Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson said the ServiceWA app would be a one-stop shop for venue check-ins, vaccine certification and interstate travel.”






On another matter ...


TOMORROW! WA Supreme Court on Hay Street will continue the Falconer v Commissioner for a direction hearing.


Wednesday 12th January 9:30am(ish)

28 Barrack Street, Perth. (David Malcolm Justice Centre)


The Court List for tomorrow can be found here.


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Late last year, the Supreme Court judge conceded an interlocutory injunction, scheduling another hearing for 12 January where the injunction can be amended or cancelled.

Ben Falconer won a Supreme Court injunction at least temporarily stopping him from being sacked for refusing to get a Covid-19 vaccine.

Senior Constable Ben Falconer has asked for a judicial review challenging the validity of health directions that require police officers to be fully vaccinated by December 31.

WA Supreme Court Justice Jeremy Allanson granted an injunction on Friday, which prevents Police Commissioner Chris Dawson from firing the officer until the case goes to a trial.

But Mr Dawson said the senior constable was still banned from attending police premises.


His Honour stayed: “I will grant an interlocutory injunction restraining the commissioner, until further order, from dismissing the applicant in reliance on the applicant’s failure to comply with the employer direction.”


More info here.




If you want to show your support outside the court, please no obnoxious signs or loudspeakers. Just a civil, peaceful group there to show unity and support.

You can gather with a like-minded group between 1-4pm where the media will be waiting to greet those involved at the end of the days proceedings.

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