Dr Phelps moves to get children off Nauru

Urgent Medical Treatment bill would give greater transfer powers to treating doctors
nauru protest

Doctors would be given the final say in the urgent medical evacuation of asylum-seekers in offshore detention under new laws introduced by independent MP Dr Kerryn Phelps.

If passed, the laws would force the evacuation of the remaining children from Nauru and the medical evacuation of adult asylum-seekers who are seriously ill.