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British doctors hoping to move to Australia to work because of the ongoing battle over pay and conditions could have their dreams dashed by tightened visa regulations.
The Australian government wants to remove a range of medical occupations from an approved list of professions eligible for applying for work and permanent residency.
Roles at risk of exclusion include:
– General practitioners
– Intensive care specialists
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) said the country has enough locally trained doctors to fill roles following a boom in training which has doubled the number of medical graduates over the last 12 years.