Government agrees for girl to be moved for medical care just before court hearing takes place

A young refugee girl held by Australia on Nauru, who is suffering acute mental health problems and has attempted suicide three times, will be moved to Australia for medical care as soon as Sunday, after the government agreed at the last minute to her transfer.

Lawyers from Maurice Blackburn lodged an urgent application for the girl’s transfer in the federal court on Friday night, citing a medical report dated 5 April from the government’s medical contractor IHMS, warning that the girl was at serious risk of further attempts on her life.

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