Qld doctors' chief gagged over contracts

The head of Queensland's peak medical body has been gagged over his support for individual medical contracts.

Australian Medical Association Queensland (AMAQ) president Dr Christian Rowan believes new state government contracts are in the interest of the public and visiting medical officers.

His views are at odds national AMA chief Dr Steve Hambleton and other AMAQ board members, who say the new contracts are not fair.

They believe the contracts will cause medical professionals to leave the public hospital system in droves and discourage those from interstate and overseas from working in