The repeal of laws that gave doctors more say in the medical transfer of sick refugees to Australia is another blow to those whose transfer was approved under the previous laws but blocked by the Nauruan government. This is Shiva’s* story. Iranian woman Shiva* has been waiting six months for Nauru to facilitate her medical transfer to Australia. She has a history of illness, self-harm and neurological problems and is one of about a dozen refugees who remain stuck in detention on the tiny Pacific Island despite being approved for an urgent transfer. Earlier this month, days after the Morrison government repealed the medevac laws, Shiva took steps to set herself on fire. "Now, I’ve been told medevac has been repealed and I’m back to where I was 10 months ago with further pain and deeper untreated wounds," she told SBS News. The reversal of the medevac laws – […]