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Old 02-09-2013, 06:07 AM
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I have to agree on what Melandabdul has said, in regards to x rays, Berlin are not going to send them back for something small im sure about this, I am fortunate enough to work within the medical industry, the professor who performed my medical is also a colleque ( no he didnt do me or my son any favours lol) as he had ponted out Berlin run a tight shop but they cannot over rule his medical report on any patient, in other words if he says the medical is all ok Berlin cannot disaprove without good cause.
Kaplunk as Melandabdul has said we understand your fustration but i dont believe a medical will be sent back just to gain time, and as stated Australia is very strict about people entering with certain infections, and to be honest looking at the problems most european countries have with immigrants bringing in diseases i dont blame Australia for trying to keep there country free from infection.
Guys, you are missing my point.......My x-ray was fine..i'm not frustrated in anyway........And the radiologists in Malta are pretty up there when it comes to standard!!......I didn't have any problems........I'm just stating what I was told by the radiologist...

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Old 02-09-2013, 06:17 AM
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Also, the medicals and x-rays are done to prevent ill people from moving to Australia for health care.....to avoid more people on medicare.......People that travel on a tourist Visa do not require a medical or x-ray...hence people with all sorts of diseases are traveling to Australia all the time.

It's good to be positive and to see the good in everything .....however it is better for the people that have just applied or are just about to....to have all the facts.

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Guys, you are missing my point.......My x-ray was fine..i'm not frustrated in anyway........And the radiologists in Malta are pretty up there when it comes to standard!!......I didn't have any problems........I'm just stating what I was told by the radiologist...
LOL i missed the point..... again. At least your application is going ok. Hopefully you will hear something soon, good luck

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Also, the medicals and x-rays are done to prevent ill people from moving to Australia for health care.....to avoid more people on medicare.......People that travel on a tourist Visa do not require a medical or x-ray...hence people with all sorts of diseases are traveling to Australia all the time.

It's good to be positive and to see the good in everything .....however it is better for the people that have just applied or are just about to....to have all the facts.
What you say is somewhat true. People who comes from countries where diseases of great concern, mainly TB, are not a major issue are allowed in as tourists without medicals HOWEVER there is a different process for people from countries who have rampant issues with disease like TB such as African nations...these countries are generally referred to as non ETA or High Risk countries by Australia.

I can tell you this as my fiance is from one and we are applying for a tourist visa as I write and he was asked about medicals. As part of the tourist visa they ask if you have has an xray with unusual results and they also reserve the right to make you have medicals.

Visa's for people from non ETA countries are not able to be done online and take about 30 days to be assessed so they are pretty serious about who they let in still.

The odds are that in the ETA countries, such serious diseases are captured, recorded and managed so the risk to Australia in a tourist coming over is low.

We missed the point???? Well you did say that they were doing it just to waste time...I felt that needed to be responded to but I think the point you make from the panel doctor (radiologist ) is possibly someone with their nose out of place cos he didn't do his job well enough in some case and was asked to do it again maybe?!?!? lol Would not matter what country that radiologist was from...they would have to repeat the xray in the best interest of the applicant and the country they are entering.


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What you say is somewhat true. People who comes from countries where diseases of great concern, mainly TB, are not a major issue are allowed in as tourists without medicals HOWEVER there is a different process for people from countries who have rampant issues with disease like TB such as African nations...these countries are generally referred to as non ETA or High Risk countries by Australia.

I can tell you this as my fiance is from one and we are applying for a tourist visa as I write and he was asked about medicals. As part of the tourist visa they ask if you have has an xray with unusual results and they also reserve the right to make you have medicals.

Visa's for people from non ETA countries are not able to be done online and take about 30 days to be assessed so they are pretty serious about who they let in still.

The odds are that in the ETA countries, such serious diseases are captured, recorded and managed so the risk to Australia in a tourist coming over is low.

We missed the point???? Well you did say that they were doing it just to waste time...I felt that needed to be responded to but I think the point you make from the panel doctor (radiologist ) is possibly someone with their nose out of place cos he didn't do his job well enough in some case and was asked to do it again maybe?!?!? lol Would not matter what country that radiologist was from...they would have to repeat the xray in the best interest of the applicant and the country they are entering.
Malta doesn't have anymore diseases than Australia does. True that certain countries require a medical even for a tourist Visa but Malta is not one of them....So the only reason Europeans require a medical and x-ray is to check for any pre-existing conditions......to prevent people from traveling to Australia to make use of the excellent free health care.

For immigrants from Africa...that's a different story.

All this has nothing to do with my initial comment......All I was trying to say is that The Australian embassy is very finicky ...they might have reason to be......but I don't really care.......it was just a note for others to know!!

I'm sorry if my message wasn't clear.........but it is what I meant. Maybe I should improve my written English


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Most of the medicals from Europe are sent to Australia for verification as there are not the same level of checking done there as in Australia.
This made me remember an article in the papers a few months back.It was about a hospital here in Sweden having swedish radiologists on service down in Sydney when itīs night here in Sweden.Less costly and the results get back real quick.So much better for the treatment of the patient.Seems Sweden and Oz work well together Sorry,bit off topic but still interesting IMO

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This made me remember an article in the papers a few months back.It was about a hospital here in Sweden having swedish radiologists on service down in Sydney when itīs night here in Sweden.Less costly and the results get back real quick.So much better for the treatment of the patient.Seems Sweden and Oz work well together Sorry,bit off topic but still interesting IMO
There are good Dr's all around the world. I can't recall why now but I think it was Mark Northam who explained why all of the medicals were sent back to Australia. It seemed odd to me at the time.

All of the Swedish I have met speak GREAT English. A Swedish friend of mine put it down to the American TV and Movies you watch there lol

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Malta doesn't have anymore diseases than Australia does. True that certain countries require a medical even for a tourist Visa but Malta is not one of them....So the only reason Europeans require a medical and x-ray is to check for any pre-existing conditions......to prevent people from traveling to Australia to make use of the excellent free health care.
Kaplunk believe me Malta has its problems we were rampant with TB not so long ago, the hospitals were full of MRSA plus we had meningitus running around, Malta is not a perfect country especailly when it comes down to medical issues. It doesnt seem fair that Low risk countries are not asked for a medical when travelling to Australia, we are not immune to diseases like the high risk countries.

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There are good Dr's all around the world. I can't recall why now but I think it was Mark Northam who explained why all of the medicals were sent back to Australia. It seemed odd to me at the time.
Would be great to hear it again if Mark sees this.
All of the Swedish I have met speak GREAT English. A Swedish friend of mine put it down to the American TV and Movies you watch there lol
Lol Thanks,Mel! Yea,I think your friend is right about that.We start reading english in school as 9 year olds but englishspeaking tv-series definitely have a huge influence on how we pronounce things.All programs that arenīt swedish have subtitles,but if thereīs a problem with them I donīt notice itīs gone until a sign comes up.My partner still thinks itīs funny that I speak english with an american accent and a hint of swedish and uses more and more aussie expressions.Lol

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Lol Thanks,Mel! Yea,I think your friend is right about that.We start reading english in school as 9 year olds but englishspeaking tv-series definitely have a huge influence on how we pronounce things.All programs that arenīt swedish have subtitles,but if thereīs a problem with them I donīt notice itīs gone until a sign comes up.My partner still thinks itīs funny that I speak english with an american accent and a hint of swedish and uses more and more aussie expressions.Lol
That's exactly what I was going to say. They speak English with American accent which is very funny but cool at same time 8-)

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