Jacqui Lambie urged by independents to use Senate vote to keep medevac laws

The former independent Wentworth MP Kerryn Phelps, who spearheaded the legislation, told Guardian Australia she had contacted Lambie on Thursday and would lobby her to support the medical evacuation laws.

“I am very keen to sit down and have a chat to her about the medical aspects and medical protocols involved and the need for this legislation,” Phelps said.

She said her message to the senator would be to “talk to the people who have worked on Manus and Nauru”.