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Australia's leader reassures on health

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 09 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:596
  1. Christopher Zinn

    Australia's new prime minister, John Howard, has immediately moved to reassure voters that Medicare, the public health insurance system, will not be changed after his landslide victory in the federal election. Throughout the five week campaign prime minister Paul Keating had claimed that Mr Howard's Liberal-National Party coalition would try to dismantle Medicare, which was introduced at the start of …

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