Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019 [Provisions]

October 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN: 978-1-76093-008-0

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Chapter 1—Introduction

  Conduct of inquiry
  Structure of this report
  Purpose of the bill
  Key provisions of the bill
  The medical transfer provisions
  Consideration of the bill by other committees
  Note on references and terminology

Chapter 2—Key issues with the medical transfer provisions

  No process of return
  Limited grounds for refusal and security issues
  Timeframe for security advice
  Sovereignty issues
  Impacts on regional processing arrangements
  Remuneration for the Independent Health Advice Panel
  Alleged increase in self-harm
  Adequacy of the medical transfer provisions prior to March 2019

Chapter 3—Support for medical transfer provisions

  Who should make decisions on medical issues?
  Are the medical transfer provisions working as intended?
  Contribution of the Independent Health Advice Panel
  Australia's legal and human rights obligations
  Committee view

Appendix 1—Submissions, additional information, answers to questions on notice and tabled documents

Appendix 2—Public hearing

Labor Senators' dissenting report

Australian Greens dissenting report

  Seeking asylum in Australia
  Rights of people seeking asylum from Australia
  Australia's duty of care
  Health data
  On-island health services
  A failed pre-medevac process
  Court proceedings
  Cost to community
  Cost to Government
  Cost to life
  Medevac legislation works
  Depoliticising medical evacuations
  Standard operating procedures
  Ministerial oversight
  Temporary transfer

Centre Alliance dissenting report

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