Drs4Refugees : speaking out about conditions in offshore detention

When the Australian Government introduced gag laws to penalise Australian doctors with up to two years of jail time for speaking out about horrific conditions in offshore detention Grata was able to step in.

By supporting Doctors 4 Refugees and Fitzroy Legal Service’s High Court challenge to gag laws in the Border Force Act we were able to mount enough pressure to force the Government to remove them. Support from the Grata community was essential to achieve this outcome and showed the power of our movement and litigation to hold governments accountable to the law.

Large crowd of protestors holding signs at Doctors for Refugees Rally in Sydney.