A terminally ill father, who lay dying in Nauru's offshore detention centre, is set to begin palliative care in Australia after a public outcry.
The 63-year-old member of the persecuted Hazara Afghan minority, named only as Ali, was reportedly told by Australian authorities he could go to Taiwan for treatment after his deadly lung cancer diagnosis.
But an outcry from thousands of medical practitioners, citizens and advocacy groups mounted pressure on the Department of Home Affairs to grant Ali entry to Australia.
The department quietly relented on Saturday and Ali was flown to Brisbane where it is expected he will begin treatment.
It's believed he has only weeks, perhaps months, to live.