Doctors win fight against phone ban in immigration detention

Controversial legislation which could allegedly undermine access to independent medical advice likely to be rejected

Doctors appear to have won their battle against the Federal Government’s plan to ban mobile phones in immigration detention centres after warning it would prevent detainees securing independent medical advice.

Senator Jacqui Lambie.

Ministers claimed devices capable of connecting to the internet could be used to co-ordinate escape efforts, access child pornography and intimidate and threaten the safety and