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Stand with Jamal, who set himself on fire

Vigil at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Friday 30th August from 4.30 PM ​ Join us near The Main Entrance, Close to Butterworth Street (Easily accessed from RBWH Busway Station) A 36-year-old man known as Jamal is understood to have self-immolated inside his room on Nauru while speaking with a mental health doctor on Friday. The Pakistani asylum seeker is now in intensive care at The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. It took 24 hours to get Jamal medivaced off Nauru to Brisbane. The Government needs to be reminded that we are watching them to ensure that The Medevac Law is not only put into practice, but also to urgently transfer critically ill asylum seekers and refugees to Australi

Let’s not just keep The Medevac Bill , but also enforce it!

​ With The Federal House of Reps and Senate sitting the week starting July 1st,The Government may try to kill off The Medevac Bill. ​ The federal court overturned Home Affairs Department’s attempt to block the medevac transfer of a critically ill 29-year-old Iraqi man from Nauru -The court ruled that doctors don’t have to speak to a patient in order to make a medical assessment. In a judgement delivered on June 18th, Justice Mordecai Bromberg found in favour of the refugee, whose lawyers had claimed the department secretary, Mike Pezzullo, had refused to notify the minister of the man’s application for a medical transfer, which would commence the process. Clearly He, and Dutton, do not accep

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