GP in court win over super clinic
The Townsville-based centre is expected to open in June, but operator Dr Evan Nicholls has been running an interim super clinic service nearby employing four international medical graduates (IMGs).
In 2012, the department refused to allow him to maintain the arrangement at the new clinic just 2km away, which would have maintained the IMGs’ eligibility for provider numbers.
Under the long-standing IMG moratorium, IMGs must work for at least 10 years in designated districts of workforce shortage. Townsville