Doctors unite to save Medevac law

Peak medical groups are lobbying the Senate crossbench to reject the government's repeal bill
Senator Jacqui Lambie
Senator Jacqui Lambie. Photo: AAP

The country’s leading medical colleges and doctors’ groups have joined forces in a last-ditch attempt to save the so-called Medevac law as the Federal Government gears up to push its repeal bill through Parliament.

A joint campaign by 11 specialist colleges, including the RACGP, says the law is a “basic human right” that has improved access to healthcare for refugees and asylum-seekers on Manus Island and Nauru.