Refugee advocates want review of minister’s ‘godlike’ powers, as Djokovic waits on visa verdict

The Novak Djokovic saga has highlighted serious problems with the unfairness of Australia’s immigration system, advocates say

The Novak Djokovic saga proves the need for an urgent review of the immigration minister’s “godlike” visa cancellation powers, migration experts and advocates for refugees and asylum seekers have argued.

The visa cancellation working group, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and Refugee Advice and Casework Service made the call on Thursday, as Djokovic awaits an imminent decision from the immigration minister, Alex Hawke, about whether to re-cancel his visa.

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