Aust lifts gag on Nauru camp medical staff
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