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Write a letter to prevent the repeal of the Medevac Bill

The Medevac Bill was designed to ensure that people held in offshore detention are transferred to Australia if they are assessed as needing urgent medical treatment. The newly-returned government wants to repeal key elements of it.

As part of our new strategic plan, we are prioritising stopping the repeal of the Medevac Bill. We need your help to reach out to politicians urgently.

We urge you to write to your local federal MP and South Australian Senators who supported the Bill earlier this year and ensure they don't change their mind. Follow the instructions below to send them a letter we have prepared.

  1. Choose the MP or Senator you want to write to from this list.
  2. Download the letter here.
  3. Remove the writing in red, and replace as instructed.
  4. We suggest that once you have filled in your details and are ready to send the letter, you convert the document into a PDF.
  5. To do this, click Save As, and under Save as type, change from a Word document to PDF.
  6. Send the letter as an attachment in an email using the email addresses linked above.

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about this process. Call (08) 8210 8171 or email


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