The mysterious case of the $415 million IMG visa
Every year in Australia, an unsolved mystery arises.
It's neither theological or scientific in nature, but can be considered a fiscal mystery — and it has to do with the accounting methodologies underpinning the federal budget.
Back in May, those of us who waded through the health papers on budget night came across a Loch Ness monster.
Attached to a short item called “Visas for general practice” were promised savings of $415 million over three years.
It was a big number.