The Loop: Novak Djokovic Wins Court Battle, Bob Saget Dies & Why You Can Expect More Supply Shortages At Woolies


Good evening!

We are Monday January 10. Here is what is happening today.

Novak Djokovic won his case to have his visa canceled.(AP: Andy Brownbill)

This means that the world number one can stay in the country play at the Australian Open.

Judge Anthony Kelly ordered Djokovic’s release and his passport returned. It took place earlier this afternoon.

The government will be responsible to pay his legal costs.

Commonwealth lawyer Christopher Tran told the court that following the ruling, the Minister of Immigration and Citizenship could exercise his discretion to cancel Mr Djokovic’s visa anyway.

Justice Kelly said he was “very concerned” about this potential outcome.

Composite of Nicole Kidman, Sarah Snook and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Nicole Kidman, Sarah Snook, and Kodi Smit-McPhee all won awards for their nominated roles.(AP: Chris Pizzello / Charles Sykes / Richard Shotwell)

Three Australians won Golden Globes at a private ceremony in Los Angeles.

Nicole Kidman just won best actress for her role in the film Being the Ricardos, in which she plays the American actress Lucille Ball.

Sarah Snook has been appointed Best Supporting Actress in a television series for his role in Succession.

And Kodi Smit-McPhee won best supporting actor in a movie for her performance in The Power of the Dog, a film by New Zealander Jane Campion.

Here is the full list of nominees and winners.

What else is going on

  • Actor Bob saget, who rose to fame on the sitcom Full House before carving out a niche on American television with the funniest videos, has died aged 65. He was found unconscious in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida on Sunday local time.
Bob Saget smiles on a red carpet.
Bob Saget was on tour for his comedy in Florida.(AP: Richard Shotwell)
  • WA Premier Mark McGowan said his state had been snubbed by the Commonwealth with supplies of vaccines and rapid antigen tests as he reported expanding proof of vaccination requirements
  • The Bureau of Meteorology published a cyclonic watch for much of the Northern Territory coastline as preparations for a Category Three system begin later this week – currently a Category One Tiffany cyclone is crossing Cape York after crossing the Queensland coast Earlier in the day.

News Australia is looking for

  • Michaela Jaé (MJ) Rodriguez became the first transgender performer to win a Golden Globe, winning home the Best Actress in a TV Series for her role in Pose
  • A tribunal in Burma found guilty and sentenced the fallen ruler Aung San Suu Kyi to four more years in prison. Ms. Suu Kyi has been tried on 11 separate cases which potentially carry a combined maximum sentence of over 100 years in prison.
Empty supermarket shelves in a Woolworths store in Penrith, West Sydney.
Supermarket shelves are empty as supply chain problems take their toll.(ABC News: Harriet Tatham)

As Omicron infections rise in all states except Western Australia, supply chains are crippled by the sheer number of transportation, distribution and stores workers now sick or forced to self-isolate.

The major problem now lies in transport and distribution and the transport workers union says that a third to half of Australian truck drivers are currently on sick leave.

Woolworths chief executive Brad Banducci said on Friday that more than 20 percent of its distribution center staff and more than 10 percent store employees were absent.

You are up to date

We’ll be back tomorrow with more headlines to start your day.


ABC / son


Comments are closed.