The passing of the Border Protection Act by the Australian Parliament was vigorously opposed by all of Australia’s key medical groups. Doctors and other health workers have taken to the streets to protest about being threatened with 2 years imprisonment if they report abuse affecting patients in their care in any of Australia’s offshore asylum seeker detention facilities.
CRI draws the attention of readers to a significant and clinically startling document, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health Position Statement, May 2015. The RACP represents all consultant physicians and paediatricians in Australia and New Zealand.
See Full PDF version of the Statement Document: Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health Position Statement, May 2015