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Jacqui Lambie rejects horse-trading with 'humanity' over vote to repeal Medevac laws

The Senator with the deciding vote to determine the fate of the Coalition’s push to repeal the Medevac laws says she won’t be horse trading over "humanity".
SBS - Published

Peak medical authorities issue joint plea to save refugee medevac laws

Peak medical authorities have demanded Parliament keep medevac legislation.
SBS - Published

UN human rights chief urges Australia to keep medevac laws, slams 'harmful' offshore sites

Australia has been urged to take a more humane approach to asylum seekers but not dismiss those pushing back against refugees as bigots or racists.
SBS - Published

Doctors backed majority of medevac transfer refusals

The Senate has ordered the government to table the full report of the Independent Health Assessment Panel.
SBS - Published Also reported by •Brisbane TimesSydney Morning HeraldThe Age

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

Government fails to prove claim that asylum seekers are exploiting medevac bill

Home Affairs has not provided a Senate committee with evidence that asylum seekers are using self-harm as a way to be transferred to Australia.
SBS - Published

Only four refugees transferred under 'medevac' laws admitted to hospital: Pezzullo

None of those transferred remained in hospital as of Thursday and almost two-thirds were "not even outpatients", a Senate hearing has been told.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

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

Refugee 'medevac' laws under microscope

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

Medevac repeal push is deeply cynical

The federal government is demonising for the sake of politicking, hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers.
The Age - 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.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The Age

Refugee law repeal a 'dummy spit': Phelps

Former federal MP Kerryn Phelps has urged proponents of the medevac laws to not rule out talking with One Nation and others to keep the legislation in place.
SBS - Published

Doctors fear scrapping the medevac law could prove deadly

The three leading doctors in charge of the so-called "medevac" laws have warned of the risk of refugee deaths if the system is scrapped.
SBS - Published

Scrapping refugee law risks death: doctors

The three leading doctors in charge of the so-called "medevac" laws have warned of the risk of refugee deaths if the system is scrapped.
SBS - 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

Dumping Medevac will lead to 'unnecessary deaths', Kerryn Phelps warns crossbench

Former MP Kerryn Phelps has urged senators not to put the transfer of sick refugees from Manus Island and Nauru back in the hands of politicians.
SBS - Published

Refugee advocates rally to save 'lifesaving' medevac bill from government repeal

The Morrison government is in the process of trying to repeal the medevac bill.
SBS - Published

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