Should the government cut down on work visas for IMGs?

MOVES to stop bringing IMGs into the country to fill workforce holes do not appear to have progressed beyond an unpublished health department submission to a review of the skilled occupations list.

The department says there's no government consultation to remove health occupations - including medical specialties such as general practice - from the list.

The issue was brought to the fore on Tuesday when details of the department's submission were published on the front page of The Australian newspaper.

The submission reportedly says that the