Springborg says doctors are not 'fair dinkum' on contracts

DOCTORS at the centre of a fight against Queensland Government changes to contract conditions for medical specialists are being dubbed as "not fair dinkum" by the state health minister Lawrence Springborg.

Mr Springborg's attack follows a meeting at a Brisbane hotel in which more than 900 doctors reportedly packed in to protest the changes.

The Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation warns that Queensland public hospitals could be hobbled if the dispute over new individual contracts cannot be resolved.

The gathering delivered a vote of no-confidence in the health minister.

Mr Springborg said the government is "happy to sit down and have discussions with regard to real issues".

He said attempts to negotiate with key doctors had failed.

"We are fair dinkum and they are not".

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