Offshore detention centres cannot provide quality health care.
Health professionals have long warned that conditions in offshore detention centres are inhumane, degrading and pose life-threatening risks to asylum seekers and refugees.
‘That is Nauru. All the people are sad,’ explains the child who drew this picture.
Australian Human Rights Commission
There is only so much trauma an individual can endure before it causes long-term problems for mental health, cognition and behaviour.
Repeated trauma in childhood appears to change children’s enduring hormonal function and their subsequent brain development.
A bill that would release the 112 children currently in immigration detention in Australia will soon go before the House of Representatives. So what should MPs consider when casting their votes?
What should matter more to doctors – their patients’ wellbeing or the law?
Doctors at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital are refusing to discharge refugee children back into detention. Which should be a priority - their duty of care to their patient or the law?
Health professionals may be sentenced to two years in jail for the unauthorised disclosure of information about conditions in detention centres.
From July, doctors will no longer be able to fulfil their ethical and professional obligations to report mistreatment of detainees.