WA, Qld and ACT to fund more intern places

The announcement follows a meeting last week between federal and state health ministers.

In a statement, Health Minister Tanya Plibersek said WA had “agreed to fund an additional eight internships in 2013” and that “in return, the Australian government will fund at least 32 additional intern places in the state’s private hospitals in 2013, and 40 additional GP registrar training positions in WA over the next two years”.

Ms Plibersek added that the government’s offer to other states yet to accept the deal still stood