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  • Jun02

    Report: No Time for Games: Children’s Health and Climate Change

        DEA's report No Time for Games: Children’s Health and Climate Change shines the national spotlight on the potential health harms that children especially face from global warming, and calls for swift and decisive action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. …

  • Nov25

    Croakey Blog: Calling for a health impact assessment on Perth’s Roe 8 road project

      Editor: Marie McInerney; Author: Linda Selvey   Local media reported today that drilling had begun in the Beeliar wetlands in Perth’s south for the construction of the controversial Roe 8 highway extension, planned as the first stage of the Western Australian…

  • Nov02

    Open letter calling Health Minister Sussan Ley to attend climate talks

    Image credit: Fotolia   Parents, Grandparents and Concerned Adults: SIGN THE OPEN LETTER   Support Our Call For The Health Minister To Attend The Paris Meeting On Climate Change This December- And Put The Health Of Our Children Front And Centre   Dear Prime Minister Turnbull, Health Minister…

  • Nov02

    SMH: Australian doctors call for Health Minister to attend Paris climate talks

        Doctors for the Environment Australia's  launch of an open letter calling for Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley to attend the United Nations Paris climate summit this December was today reported, among other media, in major Fairfax mastheads, including the Sydney…

  • Nov02

    People’s Climate March on 27 to 29 November: We’re in!

      Walk with DEA in the biggest climate march the world has ever seen!​   Frustrated with the glacial progress of international policy for a stable climate? Busting to see the health co-benefits of kicking the fossil fuel habit? Want to vote with your feet and voice? Then come to…

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  • Aug10

    The human health tolls of coal - Fact Sheet

    - The burning of coal emits hazardous air pollutants, including particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide, mercury and arsenic. - Australia has one of the carbon intensive and polluting electricity supplies in the world, with around 80% of electricity…

  • Jun30

    Divestment Blog for AMSA Code Green Week

    This article by DEA Member Helen Redmond was written for AMSA Code Green Week and was published on the Code Green Blog in June 2015. Why is it that doctors and medical students would become interested in the investment practises of their super funds, medical colleges and…

  • Feb09

    Divestment FAQs

    The Divestment FAQs was developed by Doctors for the Environment Australia ahead of the first ever Global Divestment Day on 13 to 14 March 2015. DEA believes the movement to divest from the fossil fuel industry, which is jeopardising our planet's…

  • Jul22

    Global climate changes need action

    This article by DEA Member Helen Redmond was published in Medical Observer 15th July 2014 and appears under a Creative Commons licence. At its annual meeting last month, the British Medical Association (BMA) committed to divest from fossil fuels. IN their discussion, members…

  • May20

    Divestment and public health flyer

    The following flyer was developed by DEA, AMSA and connecting divestment and public health Could your superannuation fund, bank or university be contributing to the biggest public health problem of our time?...

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