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Doctors stage hunger strike in Australia

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 13 December 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1559
  1. Christopher Zinn
  1. Sydney

    The Australian government has given in to a hunger strike by overseas trained doctors and promised 100 extra university places to help them meet Australian standards if they agree to work in rural areas where there is a shortage of doctors.

    The climbdown came after 40 doctors staged a three week hunger strike outside state parliaments in New …

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