Asylum-seeker transfers: Can doctors really threaten national security?

ANALYSIS: Government ministers claim the reform would 'dismantle' border protection

There is a lot of hype around Dr Kerryn Phelps’ asylum-seeker medivac proposal — but neither its advocates nor its detractors have been very clear about what it would actually do.

Dr Kerryn Phelps. Credit: Facebook.
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On Monday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison claimed it would empower any two doctors to bring in any asylum-seeker to Australia on their word alone.

Meanwhile, Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said