Doctors warn of a Royal Commission into detention abuse - Sarah Whyte for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Doctors have warned that a royal commission on child abuse of minors in detention could be inevitable, as a report shows 80 per cent of paediatricians believe offshore processing of children constitutes abuse.

The research paper, Australia's treatment of refugee and asylum seeker children: the views of Australian paediatricians, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, also found gaps in paediatricians' knowledge of asylum seeker health.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/doctors-warn-of-a-royal-commission-into-detention-abuse-20141005-10qjuy.html#ixzz3FKeZbZNf

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