Pressure stepped up to improve detainees’ health

Writing in the latest edition of the Medical Journal of Australia’s online publication InSight, AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton called for transparency and accountability in detainee health care.

“Despite the profound health risks posed by detention, there is currently no independent body to systematically monitor the provision of health and mental services in immigration detention facilities,” he wrote.

The Greens said the government should “heed the warnings of the AMA” and back a Greens bill to establish the

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