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Morning mail: doctors plead to travel to Manus

November 26, 2017 / Isabel Choat

A group of Australia’s most senior clinicians have urged the federal government to allow them to travel to Manus Island and conduct free health assessments of refugees and asylum seekers to ensure they are not being deprived their human rights. The 18 current and former heads of peak medical bodies and royal colleges of medicine say they are “deeply concerned” about the physical and mental health of the men, who were removed from the decommissioned detention centre last week.