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Sunday, October 24, 2004

Australia: health system failing refugees

from ABC News:

Doctors are calling for more Federal Government funding to meet the medical needs of asylum seekers coming to Australia.
Dr Ian Mannion from Queensland's Integrated Refugee Health Clinic says asylum seekers often arrive in the country with serious health problems and there is no network in place to deal with their needs.

He says the health system is failing refugees, especially those who cannot speak English.

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