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PIAC Welcomes Passage of MedEvac Bill

February 13, 2019

PIAC welcomes the passage of the Home Affairs (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018 by Commonwealth Parliament. Otherwise known as the ‘MedEvac Bill’, this legislation is an important step forward in Australia’s treatment of people seeking asylum, including the requirement that people … read more

New report calls for urgent reform to standard of care in immigration detention

June 13, 2018

A new report highlighting a lack of basic medical care provided to asylum seekers in Australia’s onshore immigration detention centres, has called for urgent legislation and practical measures to ensure that asylum seekers receive the same health care as the … read more

In Poor Health: Health care in Australian immigration detention

June 13, 2018

This report, launched on 13 June 2018, closely examines the health care that is provided to people seeking asylum in on-shore immigration detention – and finds it wanting. Featuring the stories of five clients of PIAC’s Asylum Seeker Health Rights … read more

Five things you may not know about health care and immigration detention

June 1, 2017

Did you know that every day asylum seekers in Australian onshore detention centres are suffering without a basic, enforceable right to medical care and treatment? This is something we’re working to change through our Asylum Seeker Health Rights project. You … read more

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