What to know about Novak Djokovic's visa

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* WHAT HAPPENED IN THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT ON MONDAY?

Novak Djokovic's lawyers spent several hours outlining why his visa cancellation should be overturned, including it was unreasonable that he was not given until 8.30am and denied the chance to speak to his advisors or lawyers before the decision was made.

Counsel for Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews, Christopher Tran, gave a 30 minute summary of his case before court adjourned until about 5pm when Mr Tran conceded the decision was unreasonable in the circumstances. Both sides agreed on what should happen and Judge Anthony Kelly ordered the visa cancellation decision be overturned.

Judge Kelly said Djokovic should be released from immigration detention within 30 minutes of his order and his belongings immediately returned to him.

* WHAT HAS NOVAK DJOKOVIC SAID ABOUT ALL THIS?

Several hours after the decision he tweeted:

@DjokerNole: "I'm pleased and grateful that the Judge overturned my visa cancellation. Despite all that has happened, I want to stay and try to compete @AustralianOpen. I remain focused on that. I flew here to play at one of the most important events we have in front of the amazing fans."

* IS NOVAK DJOKOVIC NOW FREE TO PLAY IN THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Maybe. While the judge ruled the visa cancellation should be overturned, there's still another opportunity for the government to kick him out of Australia. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has a discretionary personal power to cancel Djokovic's visa and have him deported. This could go two ways - either Mr Hawke decides to use the power and Djokovic's visa is cancelled again, or he decides not to use it and Djokovic is free to play.

* WHAT GROUNDS CAN HE DECIDE TO CANCEL THE VISA ON?

Mr Hawke can't just decide to cancel Djokovic's visa because he feels like it, there's a list of reasons in the Migration Act and he has to be satisfied at least one of those applies The most relevant here is s116(e) which says "the presence of its holder in Australia is or may be, or would or might be, a risk to (i) the health, safety or good order of the Australian community or a segment of the Australian community". That's the same ground referenced by the immigration delegate who made the original cancellation.

* WHAT WOULD HAPPEN THEN?

If Mr Hawke cancels Djokovic's visa, he would be taken back to immigration detention by Australian Border Force ahead of his deportation.

* CAN NOVAK DJOKOVIC CHALLENGE THAT DECISION TOO?

Yes. Judge Kelly in the Federal Circuit Court has already foreshadowed should Djokovic's visa be cancelled, the case would come back to court. He could again seek an urgent injunction stopping the government from deporting him before it has the chance to be decided by the judge - as happened on Thursday afternoon after the original visa cancellation decision.

The judge also asked to be informed immediately if Djokovic's visa is cancelled because "the stakes have now risen rather than receded."

* DOES NOVAK DJOKOVIC'S CASE HAVE ANY IMPACT ON THE DETAINEES HE SHARED THE THE PARK HOTEL WITH?

No, it doesn't. Novak Djokovic arrived in Australia with a Temporary Activity (subclass 408) visa, which was granted to him on November 18. The legal challenge in his case is very specific - he asked the Federal Circuit Court to review the decision made about his visa. It's a very narrow case.

There are nearly 50 other detainees at the Park Hotel, including men flown to Australia from Manus Island for urgent medical care under the now-defunct Medevac laws.

The asylum seekers, including those found to be genuine refugees, are not allowed to permanently settle in Australia and must instead settle in a third party country.

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