Original article by Phillip Coorey, Andrew Tillett
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 6 : 14-Feb-19
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has committed to repealing the medivac legislation if the Coalition wins the 2019 election and has sufficient numbers in parliament to do so. The federal government will strengthen its border protection policies – including re-opening the detention centre on Christmas Island – in the wake of its historic defeat over the medivac bill. Labor has downplayed concerns that the medivac legislation will prompt a new wave of asylum-seekers, stressing that it applies solely to refugees who are currently on Manus Island and Nauru.
AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF HOME AFFAIRS, AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE