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Detained refugees inside a compound at Darwin Airport where they have been held for a year while they wait for medical treatment. Aaron Bunch/AAP

Scores of medevac refugees have been released from detention. Their freedom, though, remains tenuous

Those who have been released have little financial or social support, confining them to lives of precarity, dependency and impoverishment in our community.
The creation of the Home Affairs department means that complex and sometimes competing security and law enforcement priorities now have a strategic policy home. Wes Mountain/The Conversation

Yes, Peter Dutton has a lot of power, but a strong Home Affairs is actually a good thing for Australia

Similar concerns were raised 40 years ago when the Department of Defence was formed, but the decision to merge several agencies is now held up for its strategic vision.
The medevac law was passed to streamline the process for emergency medical evacuation of refugees from Manus Island and Nauru. Thirty-one people have been transferred since its passage. Refugee Action Coalition

Peter Dutton is whipping up fear on the medevac law, but it defies logic and compassion

With parliament sitting next week, the home affairs minister is pressuring Labor to support a repeal of the medevac law. But the law has worked just as it was intended.

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