Red Tape Tangle
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The Red Tape Tangle Of Medicare

This week, there has been parliamentary attention towards the incredible waiting list for additional location provider numbers in Australia for doctors. As a medical recruitment agency, we talk to Medicare every day to follow up on provider…
pioneering surgeon
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The pioneering surgeon who came to Australia on a leaky boat

In anticipation of Australia Day, we'd like to feature a story from the SBS on Dr Munjed Al Muderis. Like many new doctors in Australia, Dr Al Muderis has a painful story to tell, however tempered by his recent success. A significant portion…
Medical Recruiter Awake at Night
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What Keeps a Medical Recruiter Awake at Night

Ever since the Jayant Patel debacle, there has been intense scrutiny on the recruitment process of doctors, and other healthcare professionals in Australia. The story and prison release of Dr Suresh Nair renewed public interest and discussion…
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Cost of doctor visits putting off rural Australians: report

In some parts of Australia, two to three times more people are avoiding seeing their doctor because they can’t afford it, according to figures released today. A report by the National Health Performance Authority shows that in 2013-14,…
Costly and harmful

Costly and harmful: we need to tame the tsunami of too much medicine

ABC’s Four Corners program on waste in health care didn’t pull any punches. “Many common treatments are often unnecessary, ineffective, or worse still harmful,” said presenter Kerry O’Brien, introducing a special investigation narrated…
Australia's asylum seeker regime

Border Force Act entrenches secrecy around Australia's asylum seeker regime

On Wednesday, the Australian Border Force Act came into force. It makes it an offence for an “entrusted person” (an Australian Border Force employee) to make a record of or disclose “protected information”. This is widely defined to…