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Australian Parliament Should Back Refugee Emergency Care Bill

Expand Protesters holding banners march in Sydney to urge the Australian government to end the refugee crisis on Manus Island on November 4, 2017. © 2017 PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images Australian members of parliament (MPs) have the chance before year’s end to address one of most egregious impacts of Australia’s harsh border policies by backing a bill to give refugees emergency medical care. On December 3, several crossbench MPs will introduce the Migration Amendment (Urgent Medical Treatment) Bill. The proposed law would make it easier to transfer refugees and asylum seekers from Papua New…

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