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Discussion in 'Australian Medical Council (AMC) EXAM' started by An immigrant doc, Aug 11, 2007.

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    How low can you go? Keneally fails to put gloss on popularity plunge

    October 30, 2010

    THINGS have clearly hit rock bottom when even Kristina Keneally's government struggles to spin a poll result.

    ''[It] confirms to me what I already knew - I have a tough job,'' the Premier said in response to a poll which found her government is now the most unpopular Labor administration in polling history, with a primary vote of just 23 per cent.

    With the cruellest irony, it coincided with a party gathering at Parliament House on Macquarie Street last night to celebrate 100 years since the election of the first Labor government. Guests of honour included the former premiers Neville Wran, Bob Carr and Morris Iemma.
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    But if the strategists at Labor head office are panicked, they might just seek some comfort with a glance overseas. They will find the Keneally government is in good company, as it has been a tough fortnight for political leaders.

    The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, beset with strikes and protests over proposed changes to the national pension system, crashed to a record low approval rating of 29 per cent.

    The Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, suffered a similar indignity. Amid calls for his resignation after surviving a confidence vote, his approval rating plummeted to 37 per cent, also a record.

    In this company and on that measure, Ms Keneally holds her own. Her personal approval rating is 38 per cent, which beats both European leaders (just) and remains 4 per cent higher than that of her predecessor, Nathan Rees, just before she replaced him in the job.

    Labor's primary vote is another matter entirely. As the ABC's election analyst, Antony Green, points out on his blog, 23 per cent brings the 2010 government level with its standing in 1904, six years before it first formed a government on October 21, 1910.

    How low can an approval rating go?

    John Howard set the bar at 18 per cent when he was opposition leader in 1988, prompting the Bulletin front page: ''Mr 18 per cent. Why on earth does this man bother?''

    In his last poll before he was bundled out of office, George W. Bush came in at a lowly 22 per cent.

    An earlier Gallup poll found that only 20 per cent approved of Mr Bush's performance as president - the lowest level recorded of any president since the polling company began asking the question in 1938.

    The beleaguered British prime minister Gordon Brown suffered a similar historical indignity when a Gallup poll in The Daily Telegraph recorded its lowest ever support for a Labour government under Mr Brown, at 26 per cent.

    There was another unenviable first for the Keneally government yesterday. When the Legislative Assembly sat at 10am, it was Labor's turn to fill the Speaker's chair, but the designated Speaker, Tanya Gadiel, was nowhere in sight. The clerks were forced to turn to a temporary speaker, the Nationals' Thomas George.


    Health issues remain a MAJOR concern and a horn in the side of the present NSW government. Do you think it can be resolved in a short time? More likely in a generation!
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    Hello there :) i am just thinking to take foreign exam and i do not know which one is good.let me tell u about father passed away last 8 mother have to struggle her life for her 3 children,,i become a doctor but we are not well paid in out country.i want to give her an easy life from now on.if i work in our country,it is sure i will not be able to give her i want to work at foreign country.u know i am not good at information and not have much friend.i know nothing about which exam is u r an experienced senior,please guide me kindly and show the way for my future.i am sure i can study 10 hours a day.i plan to take an exam within 2 year.Please help me.your poor junior
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    poor junior

    just wait... i'll advise u after a few hours !
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    I am a psychologist from Egypt with American education. I made the same mistake of going to Australia looking for a better future, but Australians ruined my career completely! I also had the same problems: "You cannot communicate and You cannot get along", till the whole thing reached the HCCC in Sydney. The HCCC kept the case suspended for 5 years, long enough for the racism claims to expire. When I went to the "hearing" the HCCC worker kept interrupting me and prevented me from saying what I wanted to say. Imagine this: They prevent you from working for 5 years, they refuse to hear you for 5 years, they treat allegations as facts for 5 years..... and when they say they want to hear you, they send a 19 year old girl without education, training, knowledge of the law or skills, who just can talk fast and scream loud!!! Australians will not give you a job unless they must, unless no one has applied for this job for two years or so. The moment an Oz applies... BINGO! They will turn against you and get you out in a second... and they have millions of ways. Have you ever attended Anti-Discrimination training in Australia? It is not on "how to be fair"... it is on "how not to get caught being unfair". I agree with you 100%. Steer away from that continent for ever. These people are racist and it is deep rooted in their minds and blood. They teach it to their children in schools and they will grow up to teach it to many generations to come. I left Australia for good and now I live and work in New York... I became a university professor and I am trying to rebuild my career now.
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    Hello everyone, I am new to this forum. and as I was reading... I wanted to ask that i'm planning to apply for graduate entry position from Canada. Would I get treated the same way as OTD'S get treated ? Or would there be an advantage if you do medicine in Australia ? I'm a Canadian citizen.

    Please help..
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    hey guys, for info regarding hospitals and the application process to Australia (which is quite confusing anyway):

    AustralianIMG dot com

    or just search for "Australian IMG" on google

    Good luck everyone!

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    Still thinking of coming to work as doctor in Australia ? Competition for workplaces have become so tight this year. Even those passed in aMC Clinicals are unable to find work. By the next 2 years, traning places will be exclusive for their graduates. Bad planning for training and placements were te cause of this issue that has been felt all throughout.
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    Does everyone get treated the same way as OTD ? What if you are a foreigner but study in Australia and graduate from their medical school ? Would you get better opportunities or no ?
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    If you qualify from Oz in an undergraduate capacity maybe you would not be treated badly by the locals but s19AB still applies ie. to Medicare benefits claims and the 10 year moratorium.

    If you qualify in a postgraduate capacity, your primary degree will hinder your registration as a limited or conditional one (i.e. second class rego) and things can be restrictive

    Read the individual postings in the current Fed Parliamentary Inquiry website:

    www dot aph dot gov dot au/house/committee/haa/overseasdoctors/subs dot htm
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    Five-year wait for Queensland patients just to get on the surgery waiting list

    Koren Helbig From: The Courier-Mail March 04, 2011 12:00AM

    QUEENSLAND patients are waiting up to five years to see medical specialists even before they can be added to the state's long waiting list for surgery.

    For the first time, The Courier-Mail can reveal details of the "secret" waiting lists where nearly 200,000 people languished last year while they waited for an appointment with a specialist.

    Patients referred for surgery face further delays, with another 32,105 people on the official elective surgery waiting list in January this year.

    The damning new figures show seven of the state's largest public hospitals failed to meet their own specialist waiting time targets last year, even for the most at-risk patients. The documents, released under Right to Information laws to the State Opposition, also reveal Queensland Health does not know the true state of its specialist outpatient waiting times because data is not methodically collected.

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    Each year the department reports the number of people waiting to see specialists but has never disclosed just how long they must wait.

    But it can be revealed that Queenslanders who need to see gastroenterology and rheumatology specialists face the longest delays.

    Opposition health spokesman Mark McArdle accused the State Government of "hiding facts" by providing only a sanitised snapshot of public waiting times. "You can corrupt the data to concoct a positive story when the real picture could be very grim," he said.

    Australian Medical Association Queensland president Gino Pecoraro said it was "unacceptable" that people were made to wait years for specialist attention and immediate action was needed.

    New Health Minister Geoff Wilson said in a written statement he was unhappy that patients had to wait so long and vowed to improve the system by "looking for ways to produce even more transparency and accountability".

    A web-based directory of outpatient services designed to speed up referrals will be trialled in Queensland Health's metro north district from this month and could eventually be rolled out statewide.

    The documents obtained under Right to Information laws also showed high-risk Princess Alexandra Hospital patients suffering from "persistent pain" waited 2½ years on average to see a specialist more than 30 times the recommended timeframe.

    Townsville Hospital was worse, with waiting times across six different specialties topping four years.

    In the worst case, a patient waited eight years to see a gynaecologist, while others with eye conditions waited nearly six years for an ophthalmology appointment.

    It is understood waiting times have eased in Townsville over the past year. But patients with digestive system problems went years without seeing gastroenterologists at the Logan, Townsville and Nambour hospitals.

    Mr Pecoraro said that possibly reflected a shortage of specialists or private doctors' unwillingness to work in public hospitals during protracted pay-deal negotiations.

    In a letter accompanying the documents' release, policy officer Steven Whitbourne questioned the "robustness" of the figures as hospitals compiled data using a "myriad of reporting systems".

    The Gold Coast and Toowoomba hospitals did not collect waiting time data at all, he said.

    Mr McArdle called for a new system to gather outpatient waiting times and figures.

    He said the data must be published each quarter alongside elective surgery lists.

    "To try to isolate one of those is not comparing apples with apples," he said.

    My opinion:

    How can ordinary Australians tolerate this with their high taxes? No wonder the RACS is colluding with the AMC and past medical boards (maybe even the present Medical Board of Australia) to keep numbers down (and to put down OTDs) to indirectly continue dispensing suffering to their very own people.

    If this is not an affront to human rights, what is? It is also professional misconduct.

    See the postings in the current Australian Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into registration processes for OTDs and their (non) support (url in previous posting)
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    Now a Senate Inquiry

    A hastily announced Senate Inquiry has been launched: the terms of reference are wider but insufficient for action to be taken for individuals:

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