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Australia operates a points system to assess immigration applications. Because of the misdistribution of doctors in Australia, it is unlikely that someone would be allowed to work in the country temporarily or permanently without sponsorship from a prospective employer. Medicine is the only occupation that attracts negative points.
Separate laws in each state and territory regulate registration for medical practice in Australia, and the relevant medical board administers the laws. Twenty years ago, the Australian Medical Council was established as the first step towards uniform medical registration. The council acts as a standards body and an examination