Not So Good News Stories
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Last Updated: Thursday 24 October 2019
Man waits years for hepatitis C medication after immigration detention transfer
Home affairs department and Australian airlines are under increasing scrutiny over detainee transfers.
A man who waited 18 months for hepatitis C medication to be approved while in detention was transferred interstate before it arrived, leading to another two-year delay in receiving it.
The case has been brought to light by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (Piac), as the home affairs department continues to maintain that decisions to transfer detainees between mainland facilities prioritises medical needs.
Last week Guardian Australia revealed a seriously ill young man was transferred interstate without warning, amid plans for him to be admitted to a youth mental health facility for specialised care. It took almost a month for him to be returned from Perth to Melbourne.