Overseas doctors key to solving rural healthcare crisis, says state premier

Victoria's Daniel Andrews has secured extra federal resources to process 'tens of thousands' of stalled skilled-migrant visas
Australian Associated Press
Daniel Andrews at the Rural Press Club.

Clearing the “massive” backlog of skilled migrants waiting to enter Australia will be key to solving the crisis in regional health staffing, Victoria’s premier says.

Daniel Andrews raised Australia’s sluggish skilled migration as one of the factors ailing Victoria’s health system after more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.