Kerryn Phelps says Cathy McGowan given no indication she has withdrawn support for bill that gives doctors more power

The independent MP Kerryn Phelps says her crossbench colleague Cathy McGowan has given no indication she has withdrawn support for a bill that would give doctors more power to approve medical transfers from offshore detention.

Speaking on the ABC’s Q&A program on Monday night, Phelps said McGowan had “a long track record of supporting the rights of refugees” and that she hadn’t “seen any indication she has changed her mind” on the bill.

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