Lives are at risk, help save them

Help make urgent medical transfers a possibility for critically ill refugees in offshore detention.

Prolonged time in offshore detention is taking a significant toll on the physical and mental well-being of already sick refugees. Under Medevac critically ill refugees now have a pathway to receive urgent medical treatment in Australia.

Medevac Emergency Appeal

Medevac is saving lives. But our funding to help facilitate these urgent medical transfers (working with doctors, lawyers and advocates as part of the Medical Evacuation Response Group) is about to run out.
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Medevac Process Explained

“All people have a fundamental right to healthcare and we have an obligation to these people to meet their healthcare needs. That’s what Medevac is making possible.” Detention Triage Manager, Michael Hoey.

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    • 12 SEP 19
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    Extension of deadline to 4 October to express interest in US resettlement program

    Extension of deadline to 4 October to express interest in US resettlement program

    Alert: Extension of deadline to 4 October to express interest in US resettlement for those granted refugee status in PNG or Nauru If you have been found to be a refugee in Nauru or Papua New Guinea, including if you are currently in Australia, the attached information applies to you and you should read it

    • 26 AUG 19
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    The ASRC and NJP give evidence to Senate hearing on Medevac repeal

    The ASRC and NJP give evidence to Senate hearing on Medevac repeal

    Today the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and National Justice Project are giving evidence to the Senate hearing on the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019. The ASRC played a leading role in the passing of the Medevac law and is deeply concerned that repealing the legislation will lead to further harm, possible deaths and

    • 16 AUG 19
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    Government must commit to keeping life saving refugee medical evacuation laws

    Government must commit to keeping life saving refugee medical evacuation laws

    Doctors, human rights lawyers and advocates have urged the Morrison Government to listen to expert advice about the need for doctors to be at the heart of medical assessments for sick refugees on Manus and Nauru, as the reporting deadline closes to the senate inquiry investigating the Medevac repeal bill. Since the Medevac laws were

    • 22 JUL 19
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    • 19 SEP 19
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    Tears of relief: How Medevac saved Tajj

    Tears of relief: How Medevac saved Tajj

    The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s Detention Advocacy team is a lifeline for sick refugees left behind in offshore detention but in need of urgent medical care. Care that is not adequate or simply not available in PNG and Nauru. Our team of 7 are working around the clock (as part of the MERG group) to

    • 09 SEP 19
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    A letter from Kon after his Medevac Senate submission

    A letter from Kon after his Medevac Senate submission

    I’m just back from Canberra after a huge day at Parliament House presenting before a Senate Committee on why the Senate must save Medevac. When Medevac was passed in Parliament earlier in the year this was a huge win, providing critically ill refugees in offshore detention with a pathway to receive urgent medical treatment in

    • 30 AUG 19
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    Saving Medevac in the Senate

    Saving Medevac in the Senate

    The Medevac bill which was passed earlier this year ensures critically ill refugees in offshore detention are transferred to Australia to receive the urgent medical treatment to save their lives.   Since February, the ASRC working with doctors, lawyers and advocates as part of the Medical Evacuation Response Group have worked to get 130 sick refugees

    • 27 AUG 19
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    University scholarships provide steps forward for people seeking asylum

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