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The Government may have missed an opportunity to address the nurse shortage.
Working holiday visas have been extended in a bid to lure 12,000 more workers into the country.
Some sectors, including aged care, meat processing and construction, will also be able to pay workers below the new median wage requirements.
However, Aged Care Association Chief Executive Simon Wallace told Kate Hawkesby nurses have been left out of this announcement
“We are short over 1,200 nurses in our sector. It’s because we don’t have nurses in aged care that we’re having to close down care homes.”
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