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A key part of the medivac bill that is being deliberately muddied is that any asylum seekers or refugee (and, let’s remember, the majority have been independently found to be refugees) being brought here for medical treatment will be wandering around the community.

They won’t be. They’ll remain in detention. They’ll be in detention in Australia, being treated in detention.

OSB has worked as an overall model.

The offshore component is an integral part, but has been poorly executed.

The current cohorts on Manus & Nauru can be dealt with easily without risking border security, so do it, re-set the clock & maintain the model.

Not difficult at all.

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