Why medevac should stay: Kaldor Centre strongly opposes repeal

The Federal Court has noted that if “the Commonwealth is to be involved in medical decisions, such as where a patient will be treated, it must do so competently”.

Yet, the submission notes, the court cases reveal “senior Australian officials have been involved in making decisions about patient care which are contrary to medical advice, create undue delay, and expose children and adults to additional, avoidable harm and distress.