Doctors at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and, more recently at the Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane have refused to release children from hospital because they would be returned to detention.
Some commentators have seen this as a form of political protest. But Professor Brian Owler, as a doctor working in a paediatric hospital, who deals with the consequences of physical abuse, explains that there is no reasonable other option for these doctors and nurses to take.
SMH article 21 Feb 2016
Speech to AMA Forum on Health of Asylum Seekers
Sydney Sunday 21 February
AMA President Professor Brian Owler