Aussie doctor arrested and deported from Nauru

Dr Nicole Montana’s deportation comes just a month after her predecessor had his visa terminated

A senior Australian doctor working with asylum-seekers and refugees on Nauru has been stood down and deported by the Nauruan Government after just one month on the job.


The deportation of Dr Nicole Montana, who was employed by Australian Government contractor International Health and Medical Services (IHMS) as the senior medical officer on Nauru, comes as thousands of Australian doctors, government backbenchers and opposition parties all express serious concerns about the health of refugees and asylum-seekers on the small island.

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