Medical Graduates Face Limited Training Positions as WA Doctor Shortage Set to Skyrocket

Medical trainers are concerned there are not enough practical placements for training graduates, as Western Australia faces a severe shortage of doctors within the next eight years. Curtin University Medical School Dean Professor William Hart said supervised post graduate training is “where the bottleneck is” and WA needed to find increased numbers of training positions…

State Budget to Feature “Tough” Measures

Ahead of the State budget being released in Parliament next week, there are concerns education, mental health services and alcohol and other drug services will suffer funding cuts because of WA’s ongoing debt. While State Treasurer Ben Wyatt refused to make any specific comments about the budget before its release on September 7, he said…

Scott Ludlam Resigns from Parliament over Dual Citizenship Bungle

Greens senator Scott Ludlam has resigned today, after realising he’s ineligible to stand in Parliament. The co-deputy of the Greens discovered he holds dual citizenship of New Zealand and Australia, which makes him ineligible to hold elected office in the Federal Parliament under the Australian Constitution. He has been a senator for the past nine…