Novak Djokovic recently entered Australia and encountered problems with his visa. He had apparently received a medical exemption to enter Australia, bypassing Australia's strict COVID restrictions, but many Australians are unhappy because Djokovic is a well-known anti-vaxxer and Australians have been suffering through many tough lockdowns. Djokovic was stopped at the border, detained, and almost deported before winning a court case, but Australia can still choose to deport him by special action.
While Australia's immigration minister Alex Hawke debates whether or not to revoke Djokovic's visa, I'm wondering why this kind of decision isn't just put up for a direct vote in parliament. After all, whether Australia "should" or "should not" deport Djokovic is clearly a judgment call. There's no right or wrong answer; it depends on what one considers morally just and not. This seems to make it eminently suitable to a decision by vote - just summon the Australian parliament and vote on yes/no. A party line isn't necessary, everyone can just vote according to their moral compass. Why don't they do it?
If anyone knows of a similar incident where the result was decided by a direct vote, I'd be interested as well.
Edit: Alex Hawke has decided to revoke Djokovic's visa.