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What happened on February 28, 1999 in Tasmania’s North-West | The Examiner



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“Everybody will have to wait longer to get an operation done.” That is what then Launceston General Hospital Medical Staff Association chair Dr Scott Parkes told a 1999 Civic Square rally protesting state government cuts to the Tasmanian health system. Dr Parkes foreshadowed a health quagmire in which “waiting lists would blow out” as a result of $900,000 being…

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