'They were offering false hope': Kerryn Phelps accuses government of breaking byelection vows

"I think most people in Wentworth and Australia got the impression the government was going to accept the New Zealand offer and now it appears that this is not happening," she said.

"I would again encourage the government to listen to the serious concerns of the medical profession. The government really must take heed of the people of Australia that they are supposed to be representing."