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International doctors unable to work in Australia due to ‘broken system’, experts say

Health leaders call for streamlining of complex registration process as overseas-trained doctors look elsewhere for work

Hundreds of foreign-trained doctors living in Australia have been unable to work due to what critics say is a “broken system”, amid calls for the process to be improved to help address chronic workforce shortages in the health sector.

The health minister, Mark Butler, had flagged his concerns about the registration for international medical graduates (IMGs), saying he has sought advice about how to speed up registration for doctors already in the country.

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