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Rather droll.

Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie said Novak Djokovic should be send home. AAP reports she told the Nine Network:

I really don’t care whether you have power or money. If your visa is not satisfactory and you haven’t got the right one, send them home.

He might be a tennis great but he has to play by the rules and regulations for other Australians and people coming here.

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