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As the Morrison government’s attempt to repeal medevac laws continues, human rights advocates have joined calls for the laws to remain in place.

The Medevac legislation, passed in February, allows doctors to recommend people be evacuated from Manus and Nauru to Australia for medical treatment. Just over 100 people have been approved for transfer to Australia in around six months of the laws operating.

A Senate committee is reviewing a bill introduced by the Morrison Government which, if passed, would repeal the laws.

David Burke is the senior lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre and he says the medevac laws are an important safeguard for refugees on Nauru and Manus.

 

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Arion is the Executive Producer of JOY 94.9's The Informer Daily, a national current affairs program. He enjoys storytelling, a good book and hanging out with his dogs.

 

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