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No visa for overseas trained doctors to Australia?

AAP Source: AAP

A federal Health Department proposal could see overseas-trained doctors blocked from gaining visas to work in Australia. Medical professionals say the plan would ease the pressure on local graduates struggling to find jobs. A submission to the latest review of the Skilled Occupations List has been obtained by the Australian newspaper reportedly shows that the federal Health Department called for 41 roles, including GPs and surgeons, to be removed from the Skilled Occupations List.  Dr Chandra Pokharel is the General secretary of Australasian Nepalese Medical And Dental Association (ANMDA). He spoke to SBS Nepali about whether stopping overseas trained doctors from getting visa to work in Australia will help reduce the shortage of doctors in rural parts of the country.