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Learn about how the Medevac law is saving lives, and what you can do to save the law.

When you or your kids are sick, you don't go to see a politician. You go to the doctor. 

This pretty basic idea - that doctors should be in charge of health care - lies behind the 'Medevac' law, which simply ensures that critically sick refugees and people seeking asylum on Manus Island and Nauru get the medical care they need. 

But incredibly, the Morrison Government is trying to repeal (remove) this law.

Join us at Wentworth for Refugee's Save Medevac Forum to learn about how the Medevac law is saving lives right now, and what you can do to save the law. 

> Can't make it but want to get involved? Click here to sign up to Wentworth for Refugees.

Speakers:

Dr Kerryn Phelps AM

Former Member for Wentworth
and one of the architects of the Medevac legislation

Sarah Dale

Director and Principal Solicitor
Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS)

MC: Reverend Graham Long AM, former Pastor and CEO, Wayside Chapel 

> For more information about the event, contact Wentworth for Refugees

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More about Medevac: the law that is saving refugee lives

Prolonged time in offshore detention is taking a significant toll on the physical and mental well-being of already sick refugees and people seeking asylum held in Nauru and Papua New Guinea.

Under Medevac, critically ill refugees in these offshore detention centres now have a pathway to receive urgent medical treatment in Australia.

Before Medevac, the Government was regularly denying or delaying urgent medical transfers of sick men, women, children and even babies - often requiring court orders before they would finally comply. The inevitable result was people becoming far more sick, and in some cases dying, of treatable conditions. 

> for more detailed information, check out the Refugee Council of Australia's excellent Medevac FAQ page


Introducing a new Local Action Group - Wentworth for Refugees

Wentworth for Refugees is a new local action group for people living in Sydney's inner east.

We are a part of #RightTrack, a community-led movement of people having powerful conversations and taking local action to shift community attitudes and pressure our elected politicians to bring safety, fairness and freedom to people seeking asylum.

The group was formed by a large coalition of community groups, faith communities and prominent local individuals during the historic 2018 by-election, in which Independent and outspoken refugee advocate Dr Kerryn Phelps won the seat with a record swing. 

Click here to read more about us and join Wentworth for Refugees!

 

 

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