Dr Bernhard Moeller answered a call from the Federal Government and the Horsham community two years ago, and moved from Germany to become the town's only permanent specialist physician.
But the Department of Immigration and Citizenship this week rejected an application from Dr Moeller and his family for permanent residency because his 13-year-old son, Lukas, has Down syndrome and does not fit the bureaucracy's health criteria.
Why am I not surprised? This is the country where doctors think short stature ought to be grounds for late-term abortion.
Oz is all for tolerance and diversity as long as you're a poisonous creature. But a child who's different isn't welcome.