Nauru pushes through laws to restrict medical transfers

Nauru pushes through laws to restrict medical transfers

The law, dated 15 February, followed the passage of new law in Canberra that grants doctors greater power to compel the transfer of sick refugees to Australia.

Fairfax reports Australia's new law could be undermined by Nauru's new law, which signals Nauru could block medical transfers.

It says transfers will not be approved on the recommendation of an overseas doctor by a telemedicine diagnosis, such as via Skype.