Submission: Medevac laws ensure vital medical care should be retained

The Medevac laws are an important safeguard that is helping to ensure vital medical treatment for seriously unwell refugees held by the Australian Government on Nauru and Manus.

The Medevac laws, passed in February 2019, allow 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.

Read the Human Rights Law Centre’s submission to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee.