Super clinic court action threat

Dr Evan Nicholls, CEO of the company behind the $10 million Townsville super clinic, said his original successful funding proposal included references to employing IMGs, but soon after winning the tender the federal government tightened laws that had previously given him scope to hire them.

Under a long-standing moratorium, IMGs must work in a designated District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) for up to 10 years.

Townsville is not a DWS, but Dr Nicholls said that before