The ruling Liberal National Coalition strongly opposed the legislation, which, in its view, would jeopardize national security, but it passed under the 75th vote of the Australian lower house.
The opposition Labor Party and a group of independent MPs
At that time, the headquarters of the Australian leader called elections. Despite its historic loss, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has refused to do the same.
According to legislation, asylum seekers detained in controversial offshore detention centers in Australia can be more easily evacuated to the continent for medical care if they become critically ill. 19659002] Morrison said work has weakened the country's border by backing the bill Thursday on Thursday. He also announced that Australia would reopen its controversial Christmas detention center, which was closed at the end of last year.
The new law will provide a clearer way for Australian offshore seekers. camps of Nauru or Manus Island of Papua New Guinea to fly to Australia for treatment
Legislation was introduced by independent MP Kerin Phelps, former head of the Australian Medical Association. The bill became law after it was adopted by the Australian Senate on Wednesday morning.
In a defiance before the vote, Morrison said the law would weaken the Australian border protection regime, to specify how.
"I will not stand here and this parliament will give an excuse to weaken the framework for border protection,"
"Now the children, some of them, do not eat, drink, nothing, they just lie on the bed, nothing … sometimes their parents have to take them to the hospital to feed them, with a needle, "said Natalia Hurta Perez, psychologist" Doctors Without Borders "in a video posted in social media. Nauru was an "open-air prison."