New figures detail health problems suffered by asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru and Manus Island. Medical centres on Nauru and Manus Island are providing hundreds of consultations each month to asylum seekers for mental health concerns, an independent health panel has found. The figures are contained in a report by the Independent Health Assessment Panel tabled in Parliament, that paints a grim picture of the health of 900 men in offshore detention. The release of the report comes as the government tries to repeal legislation giving doctors more say in the medical transfer of asylum seekers and refugees from Manus and Nauru to mainland Australia for treatment. The Medevac repeal bill is expected to be debated in Parliament on Tuesday. It follows a meeting between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape who is demanding a deadline be set for the end of […]