Today in the darkness of our recent political history a light shined. Out of our dark night of the soul, came the small light of hope, not only for refugees desperately in need of medical care but for the salvation of our communal spirit. #BackTheBill #Auspol #MediVacBill
.@ScottMorrisonMP trying to get the medical transfer bill for sick refugees deemed unconstitutional shows again that his Gov has stopped governing and has no interest in doing so. One day they were claiming they’d ignore the bill now trying to get it struck out. #BackTheBill
“We were watching, I am very happy they made a decision for humanity, happy for 25 very sick people who will get medical treatment. The govt has kept them in camps for years and made them sick. It’s the govt’s responsbility. People have been in hospital for months” #BackTheBill
This is a historic moment.
Thank-you to @AustralianLabor@Greens and crossbench for helping us achieve medical treatment for sick people on #Manus and #Nauru
Now it's time for the Senate to pass the amended bill.
#MediVacBill #auspol #BacktheBill
Dear AUS PM @ScottMorrisonMP,
You are fighting for the right to deny appropriate medical care to physically and mentally ill #refugees that your Govt has imprisoned on #Manus and #Nauru. You are no Christian. #auspol #BackTheBill #MediVac
You can't be serious @ScottMorrisonMP you wait until now to table this advice? People are dying, people need medical attention and your response is to find a way to put a pseudo claim. Shame on you and your government #BacktheBill #auspol @ASRC1https://t.co/En298Bgx1f
So this rotten despicable govt has tried to come up with every filthy reason they could to block this bill when it should be bipartisan. Its about peoples lives.
They scream about deaths at sea but letting them die on land is ok! #BacktheBill
Today we saw sense, compassion and leadership prevail in Australian politics. We are a step closer to changing history for some of the world’s most marginalised and vulnerable. But we aren’t there yet #Senate #MediVacBill #BacktheBill #KidsOffNauru
The Prime Minister is upset about lies in this debate... while lying through his teeth about every aspect of the Bill, the lived reality of people on Manus and Nauru, the evidence about people smuggling over the last 5 years and more. Loves a good lie I reckon! #BackTheBill
This result addresses the real needs of our fellow humans that need our help, not obstructions. Decency at last from our Parliament. It should never be this hard to do the right thing. Thanks to all the teams that worked so hard to make this a reality #BackTheBill #MediVacBill https://t.co/6lTScQfGbX
The essence of the legislation before #auspol today captured by @Abdulaziz_Ada, firsthand witness to the damage caused to fellow #Manus detainees.
If politicians want us to trust them, they should start putting people before politics.
“Beyond all the hysterical bluster and misinformation is a simple proposition: we can get sick people the medical treatment they need and maintain national security. That’s what this Bill does and we call on the Senate to pass it quickly”
Refugee sector united to #BackTheBill
Six years without adequate healthcare, six years of advocacy, six Prime Ministers in harsh resistance, and today compassion, bipartisan unity and a community of strength has triumphed. The tide’s changed. #MediVacBill #BackTheBill
The #Medivacbill is necessary because of the real health crisis in offshore detention. Being humane isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength. Getting #KidsOffNauru didn't 'start the boats', so #auspol let's #StopTheFear and #BackTheBill through the Senate ASAP 🚑
Media Release - Australians demand the humane treatment of people seeking #asylum and #refugees as historic vote passes Parliament #MedevacBill #BackTheBill #auspol #Manus #Nauru https://t.co/GRptfaelvq
If *Rod* doesn't *bow* to God, but instead plays partisan politics to promote his own profile, then he's not a dinkum *Father* *Rod Bower*, is he? He's just a shameless media tart like so many others. #MediVacBill #Auspol #BacktheBill
@davidbewart You may be right as the text of the bill refers to “regional processing country” while not specifically naming Manus or Nauru. If #Scumo does move sick refugees to Christmas Island it will be an act of desperation and should be rightfully condemned. #auspol #medevac #backthebill