AMA forum: The health care of asylum seekers and harms caused by detention

Nurse Alanna Maycock will speak at an AMA forum on Sunday 21 February on the harm caused by Immigration detention, especially to children. The AMA states: Being locked up indefinitely in isolated detention is a form of abuse. It is wrong to leave people seeking asylum in indefinite detention facilities that lack proper health care, where […]

Serious concern about secrecy provisions in Border Force Act 2015

Australia’s key professional nursing and midwifery bodies are expressing their serious concern about the secrecy provisions in the Australian Border Force Act 2015. The Act threatens jail for up to two years for health care professionals who disclose information that is deemed ‘protected information’ under the Act. ‘Protected information’ is all information health care professionals […]

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