Australian Cabinet changes again

AFTER only a year in power, Paul Keating's Labor government is starting to look a little frayed. Health Minister Graham Richardson, who stepped down yesterday, is the fourth minister in as many months to resign.

Mr. Richardson, who has locked horns with the Australian medical profession over his proposal to cap their earnings, is leaving for health reasons. A major Labor strategist, his leaving is seen as a loss of talent for Mr. Keating's government.

The exodus began in December with the resignation of Treasurer John Dawkins, followed by Industry Minister Alan Griffiths in January, and Roslyn Kelly, former Minister for Sports and Environment in March.

Mr. Keating also has lost his chief adviser, Don Russell, who is now the ambassador to the United States.

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