Critically ill refugee baby and parents to be flown from Nauru to Sydney for care

A lawyer with Maurice Blackburn who assisted with the case, Jennifer Kanis, told Guardian Australia that more than a dozen other cases involving sick children on Nauru had been brought to the court in 2018. In every case, the court had ordered the child be sent to Australia for treatment, she said.

“The outrage in this case, the question that has to be asked, is why the government fights these cases every time,” she said. “Surely the better response would be [for the government] to provide proper medical treatment to children who are in their care.”