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Calls to streamline immigration process for health professionals to address 'serious' worker shortage

  • Shortage in the healthcare sector remains increasing in Australia.
  • Medical professionals attribute the shortage to complicated nurse registration and delay in getting a working visa.
  • Other reasons for the understaffing are workforce burnout and low migration levels during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The country is also competing with other big countries in attracting healthcare professionals.

Josh, a nurse, has been waiting four years to start work in Australia. He almost gave up and went to Canada instead

Josh, a nurse, has been waiting four years to start work in Australia. He almost gave up and went to Canada instead

www.abc.net.au
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