Dr Phelps moves to get children off Nauru

Urgent Medical Treatment bill would give greater transfer powers to treating doctors

Doctors would be given the final say in the urgent medical evacuation of asylum-seekers in offshore detention under new laws introduced by independent MP Dr Kerryn Phelps.

nauru protest

If passed, the laws would force the evacuation of the remaining children from Nauru and the medical evacuation of adult asylum-seekers who are seriously ill.

It’s understood that less than a dozen children remain on Nauru and doctors have been campaigning to have them removed over concerns about their deteriorating health.

The private member's bill,