Original article by Simon Benson, Greg Brown, Joe Kelly
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 12-Feb-19
Labor’s caucus has approved key amendments to legislation initiated by independent MP Kerryn Phelps regarding the medical transfer of asylum-seekers from offshore processing centres to Australia. The amendments seek to give more ministerial control over doctor-directed transfers. However, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out any prospect of the Coalition supporting the amended legislation, claiming that it will compromise the ability of the government to control who comes to Australia. Greens MP Adam Bandt claims that Labor is again "caving in" on the issue of refugees.
AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN GREENS