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Federal Government prevents medical community from assisting refugees

The policies and practices of the Federal Government obstruct medical professionals trying to provide healthcare to refugees and asylum seekers in detention, and it needs to end

Watching the COVID-19 outbreak unfold in the Park hotel, Melbourne, it is hard not to feel disillusionment as a medical professional.

  • Nilanthy Vigneswaran
  • IA

Over the last week, almost half of the refugees detained at the hotel have been confirmed as positive COVID-19 cases, and the inability of the Australian Border Force and contracted companies like Serco to…

Delays in establishing infection control procedures, testing those with COVID-19 symptoms and in vaccine administration (practices that are relatively routine in…

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