Senate inquiry delays Medevac repeal

Peter Dutton's move to abolish medevac regime delayed by Senate inquiry

Peter Dutton has introduced the medical transfers repeal legislation to parliament but a Senate committee will now hold an inquiry.

Legislation to repeal the medevac transfer process cannot pass the parliament before late October because it will go to a Senate inquiry, a process giving supporters of the current arrangements a public platform to argue for their retention.

The repeal legislation, introduced to the House of Representatives on Thursday, will now proceed to an inquiry by the Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Legislative Committee, with a report date of 18 October.