The MJA 2017: the year in review, and looking forward to 2018

Nicholas J Talley
Med J Aust 2017; 207 (11): 462-463. || doi: 10.5694/mja17.01025

In multicultural Australia, whatever your religious beliefs or cultural background, we celebrate together the summer holiday period and our shared values of family and community. On behalf of the entire MJA team, we welcome you to the 2017 Christmas issue of the Journal, a tradition in which we strive to amuse and entertain our readers over the holiday season.

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  • Nicholas J Talley

  • Editor-in-Chief, Medical Journal of Australia

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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