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A subsidiary of the Nine Entertainment media company, NNA operates local stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin, along with a regional broadcaster, NBN.
Under the new agreement, Intelsat is initially providing services via the Australia/New Zealand Ku-band beam on the Intelsat 19 satellite for NNA's broadcasting requirements.
NNA previously used Intelsat for its domestic and international occasional use requirements.
According to its 2015 annual report, the NNAS received 4,027 applications from IENs between August 2014 and March 2015, with an average of 102 days processing time from start to the issuance of an advisory report.
Siu Mee Cheng, executive director with NNAS in an emailed statement to INQUIRER.net said that Filipino nurses, being the largest group, experience similar to those faced by other nationalities.
NNAS was new to us and we were groping for information, she said, recalling what led to the formation of the support group.
The vision of the NNAS is to provide a single portal of entry for applications for registration from internationally educated nurses (IENs) and to harmonize the application process by centralizing document collection and assessment of applicant files.
The official launch of the NNAS was August 12, 2014.
The change amends the traditional membership model to accept one or more additional NNAs from those countries where the current ICN member represents fewer than six per cent of nurses.
Under the third change, NNAs which recruit more members so the NNAs represent a greater proportion of nurses in their countries, will be rewarded with a graduated and progressive membership fee reduction.
The essential feature remained replacing the current single NNA-based model with a multiple NNA model.
The CNR agreed to suspend indefinitely consideration of the membership model proposed by the ICN board and for each NNA to commit to adopting whichever one of the four membership models introduced in 2001 best achieves inclusiveness and strength.
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