Me­di­vac pow­ers

The Weekend Australian - - COMMENTARY -

I un­der­stand there are only 10 chil­dren left on Nauru with four of them bound for the US with their fam­i­lies leav­ing six.

The me­di­vac laws are not all about bring­ing chil­dren from Nauru to Aus­tralia. These laws would have given doc­tors the power to evac­u­ate adults to Aus­tralia thereby giv­ing il­le­gal im­mi­grants who have been as­sessed as not refugees or have been deemed to be a se­cu­rity risk, the op­por­tu­nity of com­ing to Aus­tralia via the med­i­cal route thereby un­der­min­ing off­shore pro­cess­ing.

Many peo­ple have come to Aus­tralia via the med­i­cal route suf­fer­ing very triv­ial com­plaints. An­gela

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