England ’s English isn’t good enough for Australi a

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Sun Mar 22 20:09:40 UTC 2009

England’s English isn’t good enough for Australia

Listen as one living in a multi-cultural country I can understand the
need for language proficiency testing especially when you are going to
be dealing with the health and welfare of people seeking medical care;
but I think at some point common sense should come to the foreground.
It is even idiotic when the person coming into your country where
English is the primary language also comes from where the damn
language was first spoken.

Yet the twits in charge of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Board of New
South Wales in Australia have dictated that Ms Dutton, a specialist in
cardiothoracic intensive care, would have to sit an English language
test for her application to be processed. They say this is the
standard procedure for any immigrant applying to be registered or
enrolled with the NSW Nurses and Midwives Board – as of a new policy
introduced January 1.

The written and spoken tests will cost £131 ($280), and Ms Dutton was
told that she will have to wait until June to sit them because there
are no available places before then.

She was told that despite her obvious proficiency in the English
language there were no exemptions.

“I think it’s just ridiculous,” Ms Dutton told The Times. “I am
English, I was born in England, I speak English, I have a British
passport, I was educated in Britain and I got my nursing degree in
Britain, so I just couldn’t believe it when they told me. I think it’s
just a joke – this is just a mad, stupid policy.”

Source: Times Online

I only have one thing to add to this stupidity

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