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To whom it may concern, I am trying to figure out what is the

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To whom it may concern, I am trying to figure out what is the easiest path to get permenent residency here in Australia for my specific situation. I have a lot of options so I'm trying to find out what is the :
-Cheapest
-Quickest
-Easiest

My specific case: I went to medical school in Australia, Orginally a US citizen. I worked in 2007 on a 457 for a year and half. My wife is Australian (whom I married back in 2008). I am an emergency physician (staff specialist, will be fellow of the Australian Emergency medicine college in sept) (severe shortage here). I am currently on a 457 with queensland health which runs out in Jan, started in Jan.
I think it'll be no probs to renew my 457 but I'd rather get some type of permanency here. We just bough a house (my wife and I) and my wife is pregnant with our first child due in Nov.. I make over 250K a year. I am 33 yrs of age. So looking at the points thing it looks like I could do a 186/187 visa, or a spouse visa, or redo the 457 and wait a year to get PR, or use my year from working in 2007 on a 457 and my current year to apply for PR(I don't know if you can do that)
If I am on my own visa(i.e not a 457) I can do private work which would be a nice supplemental to my income. January 21st is when my contract "ends" although I don't think QLD health would have a prob renewing it but wanted to fit it in that time frame.
I just want the easiest way to go about doing this.
Thanks!
Scott
I just want the easiest way to go about doing this.

In my opinion you should apply for the spousal visa. It would be processed the fastest. I also recommend you make your application through a registered migration agent because that will hasten the process even more.

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