Baby Asha case spurs doctors to pressure govt on asylum healthcare

DOCTORS are ratcheting up pressure on the federal government over Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers, as the Baby Asha row culminates in a ministerial pledge to send her back to Nauru.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton this morning made clear that moving the child from Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Hospital to community detention is an interim measure before the family is sent back to Nauru.

Mr Dutton said the one-year-old’s case was similar to that of 83 other people who have been brought to Australia for medical