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Emergency evacuation for medical reasons

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Medical evacuation: Emergency evacuation for medical reasons
Medical evacuation, often shortened to medevac or medivac, is the timely and efficient movement and en route care provided by medical personnel to wounded being evacuated from a battlefield, to injured patients being evacuated from the scene of an accident to receiving medical facilities, or to patients at a rural hospital requiring urgent care at a better-equipped facility using medically equipped ground vehicles (ambulances) or aircraft.

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Jacqui Lambie warns coalition against fast-tracking Medevac repeal bill

Senate crossbencher Jacqui Lambie has warned the Morrison government against trying to fast-track a vote on repealing refugee medical transfer laws.
SBS - Published

Doctors urge government to retain Medevac laws at senate inquiry

A Senate committee is examining medical evacuation laws for refugees being held offshore, while Labor targets unlawful migration by air.
SBS - Published

Medevac repeal piles on the cruelty

The 893 refugees or asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru have lived a grinding nightmare that can only be described as Kafkaesque.
The Age - Published

Ex-Nauru nurse urges Senate to block government's Medevac repeal

A former mental health nurse says the Medevac legislation is vital to ensuring refugees and asylum seekers receive the medical care they require.
SBS - Published

Government's bid to repeal Medevac legislation passes first hurdle

The Morrison government's plan to repeal asylum seeker medical transfer laws has passed the lower house, but won't be considered by the Senate for months.
SBS - Published

'Wicked thing': Centre Alliance MP blasts government over Medevac repeal bid

The Morrison government's plan to repeal asylum seeker medical transfer laws will pass the lower house on Thursday.
SBS - Published

Medevac law becoming more unworkable says government

The Morrison government believes more holes have been opened in the Medevac laws by a Federal Court ruling.
SBS - Published

Medevac repeal needs Labor: Dutton

The coalition is pressuring Labor to repeal the so-called "medevac" laws dictating asylum seeker medical transfers but the opposition isn't interested.
SBS - Published

More than 40 refugees brought to Australia for medical treatment in months since Medevac law

Asylum seeker advocacy groups say there have been 11 suicide attempts on Manus Island following last weekend's federal election.
SBS - Published

Coalition's plan to repeal Medevac law a 'death warrant' for refugees: advocacy groups

Asylum seeker advocacy groups say there have been 11 suicide attempts on Manus Island following last weekend's federal election.
SBS - Published

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