Djokovic's deportation exposes Australian border debate
Tennis

Defending champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic practices ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 12, 2022. Weary after two years of some of the harshest COVID-19 border restrictions in the world, many Australians wanted Djokovic kicked out of their country for traveling to the tennis tournament without being vaccinated. But the backdrop to the government's tough line on the defending Australian Open champion and Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s description of the expulsion as a "decision to keep our borders strong" dates to nearly a decade ago. It also shines a light on Australia's complicated, and strongly criticized, immigration and border policies. (Mark Baker, AP File)

Defending champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic practices ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 12, 2022. Weary after two years of some of the harshest COVID-19 border restrictions in the world, many Australians wanted Djokovic kicked out of their country for traveling to the tennis tournament without being vaccinated. But the backdrop to the government's tough line on the defending Australian Open champion and Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s description of the expulsion as a "decision to keep our borders strong" dates to nearly a decade ago. It also shines a light on Australia's complicated, and strongly criticized, immigration and border policies. (Mark Baker, AP File)

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