Forecast oversupply of doctors to hit this year amid calls to halt imports

An oversupply of doctors is expected to emerge in Australia this year after a failed bid by the federal Department of Health to end the importation of all overseas medicos. At the same time the health department has forecast a projected shortfall of about 85,000 nurses by 2025 and 123,000 by 2030, with a recommendation that nurses be retained on the national list identifying skills shortages. A spokesman for the Minister for Health, Sussan Ley says the government is further examining projections and estimates suggesting a looming oversupply of doctors.¬†Photo: Supplied The list identifies areas of skills shortages that can…
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