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AUSTRALIA’s $3 billion hospital shortage is hurting the economy

It’s not just the country’s financial health that is in danger.

For the past decade, it’s been hard to keep pace with a flood of foreign medical workers.

It’s also a big problem in the country.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the countrys largest public health authority, has just published a report warning that Australia faces a $3bn hospital shortage.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) recently announced a budget surplus for the first time since 2007.

The government’s target for spending is now $3.3bn in 2017-18, up $100m from the previous year.

The shortfall will be more than $1.5bn this financial year.

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