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06 Dec 2018

Having gained assurances on key amendments to the legislation in recent days, the AMA supports the asylum seeker Urgent Medical Treatment Bill being promoted by Independent MP and former AMA President, Professor Kerryn Phelps.

The Phelps bill will allow the temporary removal of children from offshore detention, create a workable system providing proper health care for refugees and asylum seekers under the protection of the Australian Government, and keeps in place deterrents that prevent asylum seekers risking their lives at sea and endangering themselves and others.


Published: 06 Dec 2018

23 Oct 2018
The AMA welcomes the removal of 11 asylum seeker children and their families from Nauru, and still wants to see all families off the island, AMA President Tony Bartone says.

Published: 23 Oct 2018

18 Oct 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, Radio National, Breakfast with Fran Kelly, Thursday, 18 October 2018

Subject:   Health care of asylum seekers on Nauru


Published: 18 Oct 2018

18 Oct 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, ABC News, Breakfast with Michael Rowland and Virginia Trioli, Thursday, 18 October 2018

Subject:   Crisis in health care for asylum seekers on Nauru


MICHAEL ROWLAND:   Now, the most senior Australian doctor caring for refugees on Nauru has been detained and deported from the island. Dr Nicole Montana replaced Dr Christopher Jones last month after he was also deported.


Published: 18 Oct 2018

16 Oct 2018
The situation on Nauru has reached the stage of significant and ongoing harm to vulnerable asylum seekers, AMA President Dr Tony Bartone says.

Published: 16 Oct 2018

20 Aug 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, ABC Radio Melbourne, with Jon Faine, Monday 20 August 2018

Subject:   Asylum seeker health


Published: 20 Aug 2018

29 Nov 2017

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, with Patricia Karvelas, Radio National, RN Drive, 29 November 2017

Subject:  Health of asylum seekers on Manus Island


 


Published: 29 Nov 2017

20 Nov 2017

LINDA MOTTRAM:   The 421 men remaining in the now closed Manus Island Detention Centre say they are surviving on bananas, coconuts, and rain water. It's been nearly three weeks since the Detention Centre was officially closed, and services and food supplies were cut off. The Australian Medical Association is claiming that the Immigration Department won't provide medical updates on the men's' condition. Sarah Whyte reports.


Published: 20 Nov 2017