Contentious med school appoints head

Curtin University is ploughing ahead with controversial plans to start its own medical school, announcing it has appointed its first head of medicine.

Professor William Hart will leave his post as director of Monash University's Gippsland Medical School, which he helped establish, to take up the new role in September.

The proposed medical school — which would offer WA's first five-year undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of