MEDEVAC – 3 March 2019
The Medical Evacuation Bill has been ratified and a ‘Response Group’ has been publicly launched. This Group is a partnership of organisations in the refugee sector who are working together to ensure the safe, orderly and effective implementation of applications under the Medevac Bill process. This Group consists of doctors, caseworkers, counsellors and lawyers. People will be triaged by medical professionals and supported by caseworkers. If the person requires medical care that is not available on the islands, the Group can recommend medical transfers.
If you are working with any people in Nauru and PNG, please feel free to let them know about the formation of the Group and that the Group will be accepting referrals. Contact details will be posted on the website. A simpler form of the information on the website will also be translated to be given to people in Nauru and PNG.
More information is available on the website: https://merg.org.au/.
People remaining on Manus and Nauru 28 Feb 2019
- Numbers on Manus: approx 500 adults
- Numbers on Nauru: approx. 450 adults (0 children)
- Total Numbers in PNG and Nauru: approx. 1000 adults
WE CANNOT REST WHILE HUNDREDS ARE IN LIMBO ON MANUS AND NAURU.
The AMA Federal Council, meeting in Canberra, this morning unanimously passed three motions calling on the Government to act urgently to guarantee the health and wellbeing of asylum seeker children and their families on Nauru
Email or call the Prime Minister and Bill Shorten to tell them that this shameful and cruel abuse of innocent people must stop, and to bring people to safety.
Scott Morrison, Prime Minster Phone: (02) 6277 7700 https://www.pm.gov.au/contact-your-pm
Bill Shorten, Leader of the Opposition Phone: (02) 6277 4022 Email Bill.Shorten.MP@aph.gov.au
Find contact details for your local MP here: www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Members
… consider sending your email (BCC as a group) to all MPs and Senators.