Aust lifts gag on Nauru camp med­i­cal staff

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Can­berra: Aus­tralia has lifted the ban on doc­tors to make pub­lic ob­ser­va­tions about coun­try’s de­ten­tion cen­tres. The Bor­der Force Act threat­ened health pro­fes­sion­als with up to two years prison for dis­clos­ing in­for­ma­tion about the camps.

The law was never en­forced de­spite a psy­chi­a­trist, David Isaacs, chal­leng­ing Aus­tralian Prime Min­is­ter Mal­colm Turn­bull this year to pros­e­cute him for speak­ing out about the health of chil­dren kept in de­ten­tion on Nauru. Two months ago, a teacher, Tracey Dono­hue, also broke the law, but is yet to be pros­e­cuted. RNZI Time

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