Doctors of Detention

Crossing Borders presents a series of one-on-one interviews with clinicians from around Australia, revealing their experience with refugee and asylum seeker health care through short cases.


T-shirt Action May 1-5, 2017

#BringThemHere School and Workplace T-shirt Action. Join teachers, nurses, midwives, health workers, librarians and academics in wearing a refugee campaign t-shirt to work during the week of May 1-5.

Bring Them Here Campaign

The evidence is clear that Australia’s policies are incredibly harmful to mental and physical health and contrary to our international obligations. Crossing Borders would like to see a paradigm shift in the approach to this issue. In the lead up to the 2016 election, our main aims are focused on:

  1. Closure of all offshore detention facilities, particularly ending the offshore processing of children.
  2. Provision of adequate medical care, particularly general practice care, maternal care and mental health care services, in immigration detention.
  3. Re-instatement of an independent health advisory body for immigration detention.

However, we appreciate that refugee and asylum seeker health is a broad topic and we encourage you to advocate on any issues in AMSA’s policy you are passionate about and that are relevant to your local community. AMSA’s Refugee and Asylum Seeker policy can be found here.

Below are a number of resources to assist you and your university in upskilling in advocacy around this issue.

If you do contact your MP we ask that you please let us know by filling in this brief form

MP Letter

MP Briefer

Talking the Talk Guide

Crossing Borders’ guide on contacting your MP

Australian Refugee and Asylum Seeker Policy