Regulatory & Migration

How the Budget Affects Overseas Doctors

The recent federal budget offers an apparent windfall for the Australian taxpayer - a $400 million saving for the country thanks to a reduced intake of overseas doctors by 200 per annum.

The much-maligned overseas trained doctor makes an easy scapegoat, blamed for everything from costing too much to providing a lower standard of care, despite little evidence to support either claim.

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457 Visa Update For Doctors

Wavelength's in-house Regulatory and Migration team clarifies changes to Australia’s 457 Sponsorship Visa in March 2018.

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GP Careers in Australia

Wavelength has been assisting GPs with their careers in Australia for nearly 20 years. Read about Dr Ounnas's new life in Australia as a GP.

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A guiding hand – Why you shouldn’t go it alone

Finding a job is only half the story. Truth is, you can’t work as a doctor in Australia unless you’re fully registered, appropriately indemnified and have billing rights. And you can’t even set foot in the country until you have the right work visa.

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Ask our in-house migration team for advice

The Australian government recently announced it will replace the current subclass 457 visa with a new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa from March 2018. Ask Wavelength's in-house migration team for advice.

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Living the dream

We talk to British doctor – and berry farmer – Dr Lucy Reed, Director of Emergency Medicine at Launceston General Hospital, about her adventurous ED career and love of Tasmania. Even by emergency physician standards, Dr Lucy Reed has had an energetic and adventurous career...

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Carrots and Sticks – The (not so) nuanced art of attracting doctors to rural Australia

It’s not a new problem. Australia, with it’s metro-educated medical workforce, attractive coastal cities and ‘daunting’ outback, often finds it hard to lure doctors away from friends, family and their café latte lifestyles. Here is a synopsis of historical strategies tried:

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"Should I stay or should I go?" One Surgeon’s stop-start journey from Devon to Coastal NZ

When I got my first junior doctor job in Australia in 1991, finding the right job was a real chore. There was no Internet to speak of, which meant limited knowledge and therefore limited choice. And by the way - all correspondence went snail mail - both ways!

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Why Australia is Still an Attractive Move for GPs

Take a look at the 7 reasons UK GPs make the move the Australia.

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What does the Hockey budget mean for doctors employment?

In a masterstroke of barely disguised money saving, Hockey has finally grasped the co-payment nettle and introduced a hefty $7 impost on the Australian public every time they want to see a doctor. I personally think $1 would have had the same effect without creating quite such a political firestorm.

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