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Why international medical students deserve a place in Australian hospitals

| November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne writes: Amid Australia’s ongoing doctor shortage, the health system risks losing dozens of Australian-trained, foreign-born doctors because of a shortage of intern places. The Australian Medical Students Association estimates the system needs 182 intern places to ensure all international students can finish their medical training and gain full registration as doctors. […]

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Australia is 2nd in UN Human Development Index

| November 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Norway, Australia and the Netherlands lead this year’s newly released Human Development Index (HDI) rankings, the annual United Nations measure of progress in human well-being, while the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Niger and Burundi are at the bottom.   The HDI, issued today by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), combines measures of life […]

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Overseas Students Health Cover Changes – July 2010

| July 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

    From 1 July 2010 DIAC require overseas students to obtain OSHC for the proposed duration of their Student visa. Where a student will be studying at more than one education provider, the requirement remains that the student must maintain health insurance for the duration of their visa. There cannot be a gap in […]

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