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The federal court has ordered the department of immigration and border protection to transport a sick asylum seeker child from Nauru to Australia for urgent medical treatment.
In his ruling on Thursday, justice Alan Robertson noted the applicant, a teenage girl, “cut her thighs multiple times ‘superficially’ with a razor” earlier this month, “stopped eating and drinking after this self-harm and continues to deteriorate” and that “the applicant is at serious risk of permanent complications from her current medical situation which does not appear to be being monitored or managed”. The ruling marks the ninth court-ordered transfer of critically ill children from offshore detention in the last six months …
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The Saturday Paper