Australia news live update: Novak Djokovic decision looms; national cabinet’s supply chain crisis response ‘unworkable’

Look, our position has been clear from the beginning. If he doesn’t meet the visa requirements, he shouldn’t have been given a visa in the first place. But there is two issues now, I think, as this debacle drags on for another day. First of all, make a decision. Our international reputation is being trashed … Read more

Australia news live update: Djokovic releases statement; nation records 49 Covid deaths and 3,900 cases in hospital; $1,000 fines in NSW for not reporting positive RATs

Hobart grandmother Susan Neill-Fraser is appealing to Australia’s highest court for a second time in a bid to have her murder conviction overturned. The 67-year-old was sentenced to 23 years in jail for killing partner Bob Chappell aboard the couple’s yacht, the Four Winds, on Australia Day 2009. Her appeal before Tasmania’s court of criminal … Read more

Australia news live update: NSW records 11 Covid deaths and 2,186 in hospital; 13 deaths and 861 hospitalised in Victoria; Djokovic drama continues

Working people might be spending eight hours with someone who is Covid-positive and they are no longer considered a close contact … Those people who have worked next to someone for a really long time and aren’t included in that definition of “close contact” no longer get isolation payments. So if you run out of … Read more

Novak Djokovic appeals in court against cancellation of Australian visa – live updates

We are now going through the transcript of the interview between Djokovic and Border Force officers. The visa was cancelled at 7.29am, and Djokovic was informed at 7.42am. He had been asking for until 8.30am to respond to the cancellation notice, and needed to speak to people. The government made the decision on the basis … Read more

Australia live news update: NSW bans singing and dancing in venues and suspends elective surgery; Coalition defends Djokovic visa decision

Some more details from that Victorian press conference first: The Victorian government says it hasn’t seen correspondence between the federal government and Tennis Australia that stipulated Novak Djokovic would not be allowed to enter the country if he did not meet Atagi criteria. Since the tennis star landed in Australia on Wednesday night the federal … Read more

Covid live news: Pfizer expects clinical data for under 5s in April; Italy to mandate vaccines for over 50s

7.42am GMT 07:42 Japan’s foreign minister, Yoshimasa Hayashi, has urged his US counterpart to consider restricting American troop movement in the country after a surge in Covid cases on bases and surrounding communities, AFP reports. The request to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken comes as virus cases surge in Okinawa, which hosts most of … Read more

Australia live news update: Novak Djokovic visa cancelled after airport drama; calls for more free Covid rapid tests

I have no idea what’s going on, they’re holding my son captive for five hours. This is not a fight for the libertarian world, this is not just a fight for Novak, but a fight for the whole world! If they don’t let him go in half an hour, we will gather on the street, … Read more

Novak Djokovic v Daniil Medvedev: US Open men’s final – live!

9.44pm BST21:44 First set: Djokovic 3-4 Medvedev* (* denotes next server) We interrupt this broadcast for some shocking news. Djokovic made an error on a volley at the net. That’s the only point he loses in a routine hold. 9.41pm BST21:41 First set: *Djokovic 2-4 Medvedev (* denotes next server) VoiceOfTheMysterons (@Mysteron_Voice) @duresport Nothing to … Read more

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic v Matteo Berrettini, men’s singles final – live!

3.45pm BST15:45 Djokovic (4)6-7 4-1 Berrettini* Eeeesh! Berrettini controls the first rally of the game, hammering a forehand to the backhand corner, so Djokovic hammers straight back at him for a clean winner! That is a rrrridiculous shot … quickly neutralised with an ace … and we wind up at 30-all – nothing is coming … Read more

Novak Djokovic v Stefanos Tsitsipas: French Open final – live!

4.10pm BST16:10 *Djokovic (6)6-7 2-6 1-1 Tsitsipas Again, Tsitsipas thinks Djokovic has gone long, circling where he thinks the mark is; again, the umpire thinks to the contrary and Djokovic shakes his head disapprovingly. He loves rules, after all. Anyhow, a terrific wrong-footing forehand gives Tsitsipas 30-all, and if he can find a return here … Read more