A bill to allow for asylum seeker on Nauru and Manus Island to be transferred to Australia for medical and psychiatric treatment has passed both Houses. How will it change things for those detained?
After Shorten was briefed by security officials and with enormous political pressure coming from the government, Labor moved back from its support of the bill as it has come out of the Senate.
Health professionals have long warned that conditions in offshore detention centres are inhumane, degrading and pose life-threatening risks to asylum seekers and refugees.
There is only so much trauma an individual can endure before it causes long-term problems for mental health, cognition and behaviour.
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?
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?
From July, doctors will no longer be able to fulfil their ethical and professional obligations to report mistreatment of detainees.