Aussie PM: Djokovic to prove exemption or go home

The prime minister has waded into the debate over Tennis Australia and the Victorian state government's controversial decision to grant Novak Djokovic an exemption from being vaccinated, allowing him to play in the Australian Open.

Djokovic, who has previously criticized mandatory vaccinations, announced on Tuesday (January 4) he received an exemption to play in the Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne and said he was heading to Australia.

The decision to grant Djokovic an exemption to the tournament sparked sharp criticism in Australia, where more than 90% of people over 16 have had two vaccine doses against COVID-19.

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