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Australia plans to tighten visa conditions for UK doctors

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 03 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5949
  1. Tom Moberly
  1. The BMJ

Australia’s government has announced plans to restrict applications for working visas from doctors from the United Kingdom and other countries.

Ministers have included nine medical specialties in the list of occupations that they want considered for removal from the country’s list of skilled occupations. The list is used to identify roles where skilled migrants would bring benefits to the Australian economy.

Commenting on the decision, Michael Gannon, president …

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