13 May 2022

Doctors, unions join call for nurses on immigration green list

From Checkpoint, 5:43 pm on 13 May 2022

Doctors, unions and recruitment firms are getting behind the call for nurses to be part of the new fast track for residency.

Migrant nurses must be in the country for two years, before they can apply for residency. However the aged care sector, which is losing nearly half its staff each year to hospitals or overseas, is bitterly disappointed the government didn't bond overseas nurses to one employer.

Ruth Hill reports.