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LIV opposes bill to repeal 'medevac' legislation

LIV opposes bill to repeal 'medevac' legislation

By Administrative Law and Human Rights Section

Access to Justice Asylum Health Human Rights Migration Law 


The LIV has contributed a memo to the Law Council of Australia's submission into the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Senate Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019.

The LIV strongly opposes the passage of this bill, which seeks to repeal vital medical transfer provisions that allow asylum seekers and refugees in offshore detention access to specialised medical treatment in Australia. This is type of medical treatment is currently unavailable and inadequate to those detained offshore.

The LIV outlines its concerns regarding the impact the passage of this Bill will have on asylum seekers and refugees and the legal profession.

Read the submission here.


Administrative Law and Human Rights Section

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