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Save Medevac for Refugees – Public Forum
July 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday, 1 July, 6.30pm, Copland Lecture Theatre, ANU
Since the Federal election, the men and women still trapped on Manus and Nauru have been in a state of despair. There has been a surge in suicide attempts and self-harm, intensifying the medical emergency that exists in Australia’s offshore detention regime.
Instead of acting urgently to bring all those who need critical care to Australia, the Morrison government has indicated that its priority is to repeal the Medevac legislation, which critically gave doctors decision-making powers regarding medical care. Any repeal would effectively return these decisions to politicians.
Not only must we defend the Medevac legislation from repeal, we must push for it to be implemented in full so that all refugees can finally gain access to the medical treatment they need. Dr Kerryn Phelps, AM, who initiated the legislation, and Emeritus Professor John Warhurst AO will speak at a public forum and Q&A on this medical emergency, the critical need for evacuations and the politics that underpin this issue. Monday, July 1, 6.30pm, Copland Lecture Theatre, ANU – all welcome.