The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has suggested Novak Djokovic will not be allowed to stay in the country and contest the Australian Open unless he can substantiate a medical exemption allowing him to be unvaccinated against Covid.

On Thursday, Morrison referred to a statement from Hawke on Wednesday that the immigration minister was still considering whether to cancel Djokovic's visa.

However, Djokovic was detained and his visa cancelled on the basis that a recent Covid infection by itself was not sufficient for an exemption from Australia's strict vaccination requirements.

Although Djokovic won a court battle on Monday to restore the visa, he faces a nervous wait as Hawke decides whether to exercise a separate power to again cancel it.

"That's the policy, that policy hasn ’ t changed … of course we would expect authorities to be implementing the policy of the government when it comes to those matters."

On Wednesday, Djokovic conceded his agent made an "administrative mistake" when declaring he had not travelled in the two weeks before his flight to Australia and acknowledged an “ error of judgment ” by not isolating in Belgrade after he tested positive for Covid on 16 December.

Maddern says Djokovic is "lying" and "sneaky", while Amor says the athlete has "fallen over his own ... lies".

The world number one (pictured) was called a 'lying, sneaky, a***hole' in the leaked footage

Channel 7 has launched an investigation into the "illegal" leak.

The high-profile newsreaders, who are based in Melbourne, were reacting to the news that the Serbian star had been allowed to enter the country to play in the Australian Open next week, despite not being vaccinated and admitting there were mistakes on his travel forms.

"Whatever way you look at it, it's unfortunate that everyone stuffed up around him," she adds, seemingly referring to Djokovic blaming his agent for an accidental error on his travel declaration form.

Amor can be heard saying the tennis star "fell over his own [ expletive ] lies" before adding, "I think he's going to get away with it."

Network sources claim captioning company Ai-Media was responsible for the leaking of off-fair footage of Channel Seven recruit Rebecca Maddern (pictured)

'The illegal recording was of a private conversation between two colleagues,' he said.

While there was shock at the sharp language, many social media users have thrown their support behind the newsreaders.

"can't see this hurting mike amor or rebecca maddern's reputations"

Despite being fully vaccinated, her travel exemption request has been denied eight times, because, as an adult, she does not qualify under the federal government's definition of "immediate family" to be able to visit her mum.

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"It's just another case of celebrities being able to enter Australia, but people who are connected to hard working citizens are being turned away."

it's one of the biggest tournaments.

Maddern has since apologised to her bosses for badmouthing the world number one.

The source added that- depending on the tech savviness of the leaker, they may never be caught.

Mr Martin said he had spoken with Maddern and she had apologised to him.

Voracova was granted entry to Australia with a vaccine exemption and took part in a warm-up event in Melbourne before being detained by border officials amid the furore over Novak Djokovic.

And then there is all that time, hotels, training for the Grand Slam, the potential prize money," she told Czech newspaper Denik.

"I hope Tennis Australia will face up to it and that we won't have to take legal steps."

"I'm not thinking about tennis.

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