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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, I am an Australian citizen who just sponsored his wife on a 309 visa 2 weeks ago. We are both Pakistani doctors. Since the dire employment situation for international medical graduates in Australia, we were considering working in the UK for 1-2 years before heading back home with English...
  2. Jobs and work
    Medical doctor jobs are expected to stay on the skilled occupation list in Australia in 2017 despite campaigning for them to be removed. It means that overseas doctors, including GPs, surgeons and anaesthetists will still be able to seek a visa for a job under the skilled migration visa...
  3. Jobs and work
    Medical groups have backed support for the 457 visa programme from Australian deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce who believes that it is vital for rural parts of the country. There has been a lot of talk recently about changing the 457 visa programme, which allows skilled foreigners to work in...
  4. Jobs and work
    Australia is set to tighten visa rules for overseas doctors with the removal of a number of health professional positions from the official skilled occupation list which provides visa access for foreigners. The government has flagged 15 health occupations, including medical specialists, which...
  5. Jobs and work
    It may become harder for overseas trained doctors and other medical professions to get a job in Australia as the department of health has called for 41 roles to be removed from the Skilled Occupation List. This would make it harder to get a visa. It comes amid claims that there are no longer...
  6. Jobs and work
    An ageing population means that doctors and nurses from overseas are likely to continue being in demand in Australia. Data suggests that the older generation in the country is set to continue growing by 3.5% each year until 2022 and migration policies are to be adjusted to attract and retain...
  7. Jobs and work
    Australia needs over 26,000 doctors and 47,700 new nurses and many of them are likely to be recruited from overseas, especially from the UK where they currently feel underpaid and over worked. Qualified medical professionals from the UK in particular often look to Australia as a place to work...
  8. Visas and immigration
    British expats doctors in Australia are being urged to consider moving back to the UK which has a severe shortage of GPs. It has been revealed that the National Health Service in England has advertised for doctors to return home to fill a shortfall of 1,000 family doctors. British GPs working...
  9. Visas and immigration
    More British doctors are considering moving overseas, with many of them looking to Australia where they can earn more money and enjoy an enviable lifestyle, it is claimed. Figures from the UK's General Medical Council show that 20% more British doctors have applied for their Certificate of Good...
  10. Jobs and work
    Demand for overseas doctors is high in Australia with the state of South Australia in particular needing more doctors as a quarter are due to retire in the next five years. Over a third of doctors working in Australia are overseas trained. According to the Rural Doctors Association of South...
  11. Jobs and work
    Hi all, I work for a company in Sydney called Ochre Health. We manage medical center's in the outback and metro locations (largely NSW/ACT). We are expanding to other areas. We are actively looking for GP's and GP/VMO's. We provide excellent packages and full sponsorship and we will work with...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I am an Indian national, currently working in the US and my husband is an australian citizen. My husband submitted the application for my visa onshore in Sydney in March 2010, but so far, we havent even been assigned a CO. The consulate told my husband that there are some new visa rules to...
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