Calls for Government to stop giving visas to overseas-trained doctors to address rural shortage
Eliza Borrello, ABC News, 9 August 2016
Senior members of Australia's medical community have urged the Federal Government to stop giving visas to overseas-trained doctors.
They believe that while the skills shortage in regional and remote Australia continues, the migration program intended to address it has failed.
Ewen McPhee is a GP in the central Queensland town of Emerald and president of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia.
"Is there a skills shortage and have we fixed it? Well, the answer is yes, there is a shortage, but no, we haven't fixed it," he said.