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Medical evacuation: Emergency evacuation for medical reasons
Medical evacuation, often shortened to medevac or medivac, is the timely and efficient movement and en route care provided by medical personnel to wounded being evacuated from a battlefield, to injured patients being evacuated from the scene of an accident to receiving medical facilities, or to patients at a rural hospital requiring urgent care at a better-equipped facility using medically equipped ground vehicles (ambulances) or aircraft.


Medevac’s been repealed. What does that mean for asylum seekers on Manus, Nauru?

The Coalition has repealed the medevac laws, forced upon it, after securing a deal with Jacqui Lambie. So, what’s next?
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‘Dark day for the Australian people’: Medevac supporters shattered over repeal of ‘life saving’ laws

Supporters of medevac laws have vented their anger and disappointment at the Federal government’s repealing of the medical transfer provisions.
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Australia repeals "Medevac" refugee law [Video]Australia repeals "Medevac" refugee law

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Scott Morrison denies “secret deal” with Jacqui Lambie as Senate votes to overturn medevac laws

Medevac laws designed to give doctors more say in medical transfers of refugees have been repealed.
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Legislation to overturn medevac laws passes Senate after government deal with Senator Jacqui Lambie

Medevac laws designed to give doctors more say in medical transfers of refugees have been repealed.
SBS - Published

Medevac repeal would be a grave step back

The wellbeing of detainees - and Australia’s reputation as a country of compassion - is at stake.
The Age - Published

'Blood on their hands': Medevac debate begins in Senate as supporters warn against repeal

Supporters of the medevac laws have told the Senate that repeal efforts are 'inhumane' and 'un-Australian'.
SBS - Published

‘Pure propaganda’: Medevac supporters lash leak of asylum seeker’s medical history

The leaking of an asylum seeker’s medical history who was transferred to Australia for treatment has raised concerns over a breach of the patient's privacy.
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'We speak for the quiet Australians': Medevac supporters hold overnight vigil

Supporters of the medevac legislation have travelled to Canberra to hold an overnight vigil outside Parliament House ahead of Senators returning.
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'Crunch time' for Medevac negotiations as government faces off with crossbenchers

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says the government wants to unwind the controversial 'medevac' laws as soon as possible, with the Senate returning next week.
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Medevac transferees had dental pain

Five refugees transferred to Australia for medical assistance under Medevac laws complained of dental or abdominal pains and dermatitis but refused treatment.
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At least 10 refugees remain in PNG despite Medevac approval

Up to 10 men in a Papua New Guinea detention camp are still waiting to be sent to Australia under medical transfer laws, senators have been told.
SBS - Published

Jacqui Lambie rejects horse-trading with 'humanity' over vote to repeal Medevac laws

The Senator with the deciding vote to determine the fate of the Coalition’s push to repeal the Medevac laws says she won’t be horse trading over "humanity".
SBS - Published

Jacqui Lambie warns coalition against fast-tracking Medevac repeal bill

Senate crossbencher Jacqui Lambie has warned the Morrison government against trying to fast-track a vote on repealing refugee medical transfer laws.
SBS - Published

Doctors urge government to retain Medevac laws at senate inquiry

A Senate committee is examining medical evacuation laws for refugees being held offshore, while Labor targets unlawful migration by air.
SBS - Published

Medevac repeal piles on the cruelty

The 893 refugees or asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru have lived a grinding nightmare that can only be described as Kafkaesque.
The Age - Published

Ex-Nauru nurse urges Senate to block government's Medevac repeal

A former mental health nurse says the Medevac legislation is vital to ensuring refugees and asylum seekers receive the medical care they require.
SBS - Published

Government's bid to repeal Medevac legislation passes first hurdle

The Morrison government's plan to repeal asylum seeker medical transfer laws has passed the lower house, but won't be considered by the Senate for months.
SBS - Published

'Wicked thing': Centre Alliance MP blasts government over Medevac repeal bid

The Morrison government's plan to repeal asylum seeker medical transfer laws will pass the lower house on Thursday.
SBS - Published

Medevac law becoming more unworkable says government

The Morrison government believes more holes have been opened in the Medevac laws by a Federal Court ruling.
SBS - Published

Medevac repeal needs Labor: Dutton

The coalition is pressuring Labor to repeal the so-called "medevac" laws dictating asylum seeker medical transfers but the opposition isn't interested.
SBS - Published

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