Nauru GP wins international free speech award

'There’s the old phrase that the standard you walk past is the standard you accept – it was just unacceptable'
Dr Nick Martin
Dr Nick Martin.

An Australian doctor who blew the whistle on the medical neglect and mistreatment of refugees and asylum-seekers on Nauru has won an international free speech award.

Dr Nick Martin, who was the most senior Australian doctor deployed on the island between November 2016 and August 2017, was awarded the 2019 Blueprint International Whistleblower Prize for speaking out about Australia’s “inflexible, unswerving and shameless” treatment of refugees.