Labor pledges greater freedom for IMGs on the 10-year moratorium scheme

It says, if elected, the doctors will be given provider numbers to work in outer metro areas

An election pledge to allow more IMGs work in metro areas and regional cities has been described as an attempt to "rip off rural communities to buy city votes".

Mark Butler
Mark Butler.

The Labor Party says if it wins the next election, it will designate all MM2 locations as distribution priority areas (DPAs).

It would mean thousands of doctors currently on the 10-year moratorium scheme could