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Novak Djokovic the newest in LONG line of celebrities Australia has gone to battle on

Novak Djokovic’s battle with border officers is simply the newest in a protracted line of clashes between worldwide celebrities and the Australian authorities.

The Serbian tennis champion succeeded in overturning his visa cancellation in courtroom, however immigration authorities are nonetheless deciding whether or not to deport the 20-time grand slam winner.

His is the latest in a string of controversies involving the most important names in movie, leisure and sport, together with Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, Eminem and even Frank Sinatra.

Right here Day by day Mail Australia takes a have a look at the A-listers who’ve fallen afoul of the authorities whereas Down Underneath.

Novak Djokovic won an initial legal battle to overturn his visa cancellation, but immigration authorities are still deciding whether to continue the deportation process against the 20-time grand slam winner

Novak Djokovic gained an preliminary authorized battle to overturn his visa cancellation, however immigration authorities are nonetheless deciding whether or not to proceed the deportation course of in opposition to the 20-time grand slam winner

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp were involved in a bitter legal fight with Australian authorities after illegally bringing their two yorkshire terriers into the country in 2015

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp had been concerned in a bitter authorized combat with Australian authorities after illegally bringing their two yorkshire terriers into the nation in 2015

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

Amber Heard arrived in Australia in April 2015 on a non-public jet to hitch Johnny Depp who was taking pictures the newest Pirates of the Caribbean film in Queensland, bringing alongside their two beloved Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo. 

Heard did not declare the canines to customized officers upon arriving in Australia, a severe offence within the nation given its strict biosecurity legal guidelines.

Pistol and Boo’s presence was solely dropped at the eye of Australian authorities when a canine groomer posted an image of the well-known pets, triggering a months-long battle between the Hollywood stars, border officers and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.

Mr Joyce turned closely concerned within the course of, beginning a confrontation with the couple via the media that even noticed him threatening to euthanise the canines in the event that they weren’t eliminated.

Pistol and Boo's presence was only brought to the attention of Australian authorities when a dog groomer posted a picture of the famous pets

Pistol and Boo’s presence was solely dropped at the eye of Australian authorities when a canine groomer posted an image of the well-known pets

‘If we begin letting film stars, though they’ve been the sexiest man alive twice, to return into our nation then why do not we simply break the legal guidelines for everyone?’ he mentioned.

‘It is time that Pistol and Boo buggered off again to the USA. He can put them on the identical chartered jet he flew out on to fly them again out of our nation.’

Heard then appeared on Dawn, admitting they might be seeking to ‘keep away from the land Down Underneath any longer’, saying the Nationals chief was searching for his ‘quarter-hour’ of fame.

The canines had been ultimately taken out of Australia and Heard was charged with two counts of illegally importing Pistol and Boo into Australia and one rely of manufacturing a false doc.

The case was dropped after Depp and Heard appeared in a now notorious video selling Australia’s biosecurity legal guidelines that was likened to a ‘hostage video’.

The case was dropped by Australian officials after Depp and Heard appeared in a now infamous video promoting Australia's biosecurity laws that was likened to a 'hostage video'

The case was dropped by Australian officers after Depp and Heard appeared in a now notorious video selling Australia’s biosecurity legal guidelines that was likened to a ‘hostage video’

‘Australia is a superb island, with a treasure trove of distinctive vegetation, animals and other people,’ Heard says within the video.

‘It needs to be protected,’ Depp provides.

The pair continued relating Australia’s distinctive individuals and wildlife, earlier than apologising for his or her wrongdoing.  

‘I’m actually sorry that Pistol and Boo weren’t declared. Defending Australia is essential,’ Heard mentioned. 

Depp appeared on Jimmy Kimmel in Might, 2016 following the discharge of the video, providing a ultimate insult directed at Mr Joyce.

‘He appears to be like in some way like an inbred with a tomato,’ he joked. 

Eminem faced political objection to a 2001 tour after members of John Howard's Liberal Party said he faced a risk to the youth of Australia

Eminem confronted political objection to a 2001 tour after members of John Howard’s Liberal Celebration mentioned he confronted a danger to the youth of Australia

Eminem

In 2001 Eminem was the most important musical artist on the earth – contemporary off his Academy Award-winning movie 8 Mile and having simply launched his acclaimed No.1 hit Lose Your self – however not everybody was a fan.

When tour organisers deliberate a national tour for the rapper, a distinguished member of then-Prime Minister John Howard’s Liberal Celebration requested the Detroit native be banned from getting into the nation.

Peter Slipper, now a former Speaker of the Home of Representatives, mentioned permitting Eminem to enter the nation could be dangerous to Australia’s youth.  

‘There isn’t any method the Australian authorities ought to enable those that prey on the disenchanted and disillusioned youth of Australia to go to our nation and promote a tradition of medicine, violence and foul language,’ Mr Slipper mentioned in an announcement

Mr Howard mentioned he would not block Eminem from arriving as a result of it wasn’t his determination, however did provide his personal issues over the ‘sickening and offensive’ lyrics of his songs.

In flip, Eminem wouldn’t seem in Australia for one more 10 years, reportedly due to the therapy by officers.

Eminem would not appear in Australia for another 10 years, making reference to John Howard in the 2011 return

Eminem wouldn’t seem in Australia for one more 10 years, making reference to John Howard within the 2011 return

Snoop Dogg

The well-known rapper turned film star and cooking present host has discovered himself in scorching water with quite a lot of nations upon trying to enter via the years – and Australia isn’t any totally different.

In 2007, Snoop Dogg pleaded no contest to felony, gun and drug prices in a Los Angeles courtroom, and in consequence was positioned on probation for 5 years.

He tried to enter Australia later that 12 months to carry out a sequence of concert events together with being the headliner on the Australian MTV Video Music Awards, one thing that was shortly blocked by then-Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews. 

Snoop Dogg (pictured with Sophie Monk) was barred from entering Australia in 2007 after pleading no contest to a series of drug and weapons charges in Los Angeles

Snoop Dogg (pictured with Sophie Monk) was barred from getting into Australia in 2007 after pleading no contest to a sequence of drug and weapons prices in Los Angeles

‘He has a complete string of convictions. He does not appear the type of bloke we wish on this nation,’ Mr Andrews mentioned in a radio interview.

MTV executives tried to assist overturn the choice however Snoop was denied entry beneath ‘character grounds’. 

‘He was warned final time he was right here that any additional transgression might result in him not being allowed again in,’ Mr Andrews mentioned.

He’s at the moment planning a 2022 Australian tour. 

Frank Sinatra battled the Australian media during his infamous 1974 tour of the country

Frank Sinatra battled the Australian media throughout his notorious 1974 tour of the nation

Frank Sinatra

In one of many lesser identified tales involving certainly one of leisure’s largest ever stars, Frank Sinatra had his personal tussle with Australia throughout a tour in 1974.

Sinatra as soon as mentioned ‘there are three finest locations for musicians: Los Angeles, London, and Sydney’, however a newspaper drew his ire after posting an image of the singer with a sequence of girls, accompanied with the headline ‘Sinatra’s Molls’.

Journalists mobbed Sinatra upon his arrival in Melbourne after furore erupted over the entrance web page story, main him to lash out on stage.

‘They maintain chasing after us. We’ve got to run all day lengthy. They’re parasites who take every little thing and provides nothing,’  he mentioned whereas acting at Competition Corridor. 

‘And as for the broads who work for the press, they’re the hookers of the press. I would provide them a buck and a half, I am undecided.’

Sinatra fled to Sydney following the cancellation of his Melbourne shows, only for future PM Bob Hawke to intervene and help resolve the situation

Sinatra fled to Sydney following the cancellation of his Melbourne exhibits, just for future PM Bob Hawke to intervene and assist resolve the state of affairs

His phrases solely intensified the storm, with organisers cancelling his second Melbourne live performance and the airport banning his non-public jet from utilizing Tullamarine Airport.

He flew again to Sydney on a business airplane and locked himself inside his resort room for 3 days as tons of of worldwide media surrounded the constructing.

Bob Hawke, the then-Australian Council of Commerce Unions president and shortly to be prime minister, sensationally arrived at his room to assist dealer a deal.

Sinatra refused to apologise for the phrases, however Mr Hawke efficiently negotiated a rigorously worded assertion that noticed the singer admit his ‘regrets’ over the incident.

He would go away the nation shortly after, saying in an interview after arriving again within the USA that his love affair with the nation was over.  

‘A humorous factor occurred in Australia. I made one mistake. I bought off the airplane,’ he mentioned.

Tyler, the Creator

In 2013, a grassroots marketing campaign from Collective Shout objected to Tyler, the Creator showing in Australia due to lyrics that objectified girls.  

The group racked up 1000’s of supporters for its petittion that known as for his exhibits to be cancelled and visa to be blocked by the immigration division. 

‘Tyler the Creator has obtained widespread media consideration over the span of his profession for misogynistic hate speech in opposition to girls, in addition to homophobia,’ the petition learn. 

‘He’s famend for his songs advocating rape and excessive violence in opposition to girls, together with homicide, genital mutilation, stuffing them into automotive boots, trapping them in his basement, raping their corpses and burying their our bodies.’ 

The artist responded to the petition by calling certainly one of its feminine sponsors a ‘f***ing bitch’ and a ‘f***ing whore’.

In a Twitter submit, Tyler introduced he had been banned from getting into Australia and congratulated Collective Shout director of operations Coralie Alison for ‘profitable’. 

Tyler, who has mentioned Melbourne is his favorite metropolis on the earth, was then subsequently banned from getting into the UK beneath comparable circumstances.

Tyler, the Creator was banned from Australia and the UK for several years from 2013 because of campaigns against his objectification of women in his lyrics

Tyler, the Creator was banned from Australia and the UK for a number of years from 2013 due to campaigns in opposition to his objectification of girls in his lyrics

He took to social media to object to the selections from each nations.

‘What in regards to the individuals who will make music within the subsequent 5 years? Are they gonna get banned? Why do not they ban authors?’ he mentioned.

‘Writers who write these thriller books about individuals getting raped and sabotaged and murdered and brainwashed – why do not they ban them? 

‘There are rallies of neo-Nazis in elements of England. And then you definitely’re telling me I am unable to come there due to some bulls**t track, however you bought motherf***ers with swastikas rallying down the road really selling hate?’ 

He has since been allowed to tour in each nations. 

Joe Cocker is arrested in Adelaide in 1972 after being caught in possession of marijuana

Joe Cocker is arrested in Adelaide in 1972 after being caught in possession of marijuana

Joe Cocker

Blues legend Joe Cocker was infamously deported from Australia throughout a raucous 1972 tour that noticed the singer arrested twice on drug and assault incidents.

Cocker and 5 members of his entourage had been caught in possession of marijuana whereas performing in Adelaide, spending hours behind bars earlier than every paying $300 and being launched on bail.

He reportedly was requested throughout a search if he had any weed, with Cocker replying to the officer ‘there’s some round right here someplace’.

The British singer continued the tour regardless of labelling Australian officers ‘uncouth, dirty-haired, sloppily dressed, present enterprise freaks’ and blaming his troubles on their poor political approval scores.

He was met with entrance web page headlines in Melbourne studying ‘GET OUT COCKER’, however continued the present, telling his viewers the individuals in cost had been hypocrites. 

‘In 5 years marijuana will probably be legalised in Australia, and the identical cat who’s making an attempt to throw us out now will probably be smoking it himself,’ he mentioned.

Nevertheless, following that present he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend within the foyer of the Chateau Commodore Lodge. 

Joe Cocker leaves the Chateau Commodore Hotel in Melbourne facing charges of assaulting his girlfriend Eileen Webster (the pair fled Australia hours later)

Joe Cocker leaves the Chateau Commodore Lodge in Melbourne going through prices of assaulting his girlfriend Eileen Webster (the pair fled Australia hours later)

The immigration mininster on the time, Jim Forbes, informed Cocker the remainder of his tour could be cancelled and he had 4 hours to depart the nation.

‘We needed to cancel concert events in Brisbane and Perth. Prodded by a deportation order, Joe flew dwelling,’ his tour promoter Harry Miller wrote in his 1983 biography. 

‘His authorized transgressions couldn’t be excused, however he had the misfortune to be in Australia when the conservative knee-jerk was deadly and the federal authorities of the time was reacting to an citizens disillusioned with its political efficiency.’ 

Prime Mininster Jim McMahon was beneath immense stress for sending Cocker away admist the drama, however he reportedly was uninterested as a result of he thought his followers had been all Labor supporters.

His daughter famously mentioned it was the worst second of his profession.  

 ‘Like several self-obsessed teenager, it is in all probability the one factor I keep in mind about my father’s political profession,’ she informed The Guardian.

‘I used to be so mortified that my dad had finished this.’ 

Cocker mentioned that he had later been informed that the stunt was all finished to take the eye off Mr McMahon’s rising disatisfaction among the many Australian inhabitants. 

‘The Australians really owned up that they set us up,’ Cocker mentioned in 2013.

 ‘Someone wrote a e-book just a few years in the past saying it was a authorities factor, an election factor – we had been simply used as guinea pigs. 

‘However on the time it was actual scary to be down in Australia. You did not have that communication factor you do these days.’ 

Milo Yiannopoulos rose to infamy in Australia due to extreme views on Muslims, feminism, social justice and PC culture before his ban in 2019

Milo Yiannopoulos rose to infamy in Australia attributable to excessive views on Muslims, feminism, social justice and PC tradition earlier than his ban in 2019

Milo Yiannopoulos

The British alt-right firebrand noticed a tumultuous two-year relationship with Australia finish in being banned after ‘appalling’ feedback in regards to the victims of the Christchurch mass taking pictures.

Milo Yiannopoulos rose to infamy in Australia in 2016 attributable to excessive views on Muslims, feminism, social justice and PC tradition.

He joined forces with distinguished right-wing voices within the nation together with Andrew Bolt and Mark Latham on a sequence of sold-out talks in 2017, some which devolved into chaos.

Left and proper wing supporters clashed outdoors certainly one of his Melbourne exhibits, with seven individuals arrested and 1000’s of {dollars} of injury brought about.

Yiannopoulos was banned from Australia in 2019 after his 'appalling' comments on the Christchurch mosque shootings

Yiannopoulos was banned from Australia in 2019 after his ‘appalling’ feedback on the Christchurch mosque shootings

Following the Christchurch mosque shootings in March of 2019 that noticed 51 harmless individuals slaughtered, Yiannopoulos labelled Islam a ‘barbaric, alien’ faith, resulting in Australia’s then-Immigration Minister David Coleman to bar him from re-entering.

‘Yiannopoulos’ feedback on social media concerning the Christchurch terror assault are appalling and foment hatred and division,’ Mr Coleman mentioned.

‘The terrorist assault in Christchurch was carried out on Muslims peacefully practising their faith.

‘Australia stands with New Zealand and with Muslim communities the world over in condemning this inhuman act.’

The far-right provocateur bragged in regards to the ban on social media, labelling himself because the sufferer.

‘I am banned from Australia, once more, after an announcement during which I mentioned I abhor political violence,’ he posted to Twitter. 

He’s now engaged on a Christian YouTube channel promoting non secular statues.                

Novak Djokovic is set to play in next week's Australian Open after winning an initial legal battle to overturn his cancelled visa

Novak Djokovic is about to play in subsequent week’s Australian Open after profitable an preliminary authorized battle to overturn his cancelled visa

Novak Djokovic  

The world’s primary ranked tennis participant was detained by Australian immigration officers upon arrival at Melbourne Airport final Wednesday evening and his life has been in limbo ever since in a case that has made headlines world wide. 

Djokovic’s visa for Australia was cancelled attributable to an obvious problem together with his Covid vaccination exemption, and he was held in an affordable resort beneath an immigration detention order whereas he waited for his enchantment to be held on Monday.

Then after 5 days of chaotic forms and finger pointing between the Australian federal authorities, the Victorian state authorities, the Serbian authorities and Tennis Australia, a courtroom overturned the cancellation of his visa.

Djokovic was watching the courtroom proceedings from his lawyer’s workplace when Federal Circuit Court docket Choose Anthony Kelly ordered the 34-year-old to be free of detention at Melbourne’s Park Lodge by no later than 5.46pm. 

Choose Kelly quashed the choice to tear up Djokovic’s visa and ordered that every one his private belongings be returned, saying: ‘What extra might this man have finished?’ 

After days of uncertainty, the tennis legend broke his silence over the Australian authorities’s failed try and cancel his visa, saying he nonetheless needs to compete on the Australian Open subsequent week. 

‘I am happy and grateful that the decide overturned my visa cancellation. Regardless of all that has occurred, I wish to keep and attempt to compete,’ he mentioned on Twitter, alongside an image of himself working towards late on Monday evening. ‘I stay centered on that. I flew right here to play at some of the essential occasions we’ve got in entrance of the wonderful followers.’   

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