Dying refugee brought to Australia for palliative care after GP campaign

Call for an independent medical body to report on the health of all refugees and asylum-seekers

The Australian Government has brought a dying refugee from Nauru to Brisbane for palliative care — buckling to a doctor-led campaign.

The asylum seeker, identified in media reports as a 63-year-old Afghan man named Ali, has terminal lung cancer and is believed to have only months or weeks to live.

The Nauru Regional Processing Centre

Despite having formally recognised Ali as a refugee due to his membership of the persecuted Hazara minority, the