Four states move to resolve intern crisis

In a partial end to the stalemate over who should pay for around 180 extra intern places needed for next year, four states have signed agreements with the Federal Government.

The AMA has repeatedly warned that unless governments reach a decision soon, many international students who trained in Australia could be forced offshore in search of intern places in 2013.

In a breakthrough, WA, Queensland, the NT and the ACT have now all reached agreements with the Federal Government.

Under the agreement, the four state governments will fund an additional 32