Djokovic debacle exposes Australia’s xenophobic policies…

Supporters of Novak Djokovic angered at the detention of the Serbian tennis star in Australia take part in a protest in Vienna on Saturday. | AFP-JIJI

COVID-19 pandemic has shown how the leaders in Canberra really feel about foreigners entering the country

Australia’s tough border laws have been the envy of conservative governments around the world. But this time, those regulations — the ones that put a hold on the grand slam ambitions of the men’s No. 1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic — have collided with the country’s pandemic restrictions and a global sporting event. It’s produced a political firestorm that’s burning from Belgrade to Canberra.

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