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  • Sep26

    Book now for iDEA15!

    BOOK NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE (AND CPD POINTS)- LAST YEAR'S CONFERENCE SOLD OUT!   Join us for iDEA15 on the weekend of  14 to 15 March in Sydney for a fantastic weekend of networking, learning and inspiration on the best prescription for action on climate! We're…

  • Feb27

    Comment: Health comes second in the gas fields

    In this comment piece for the Brisbane Times, DEA's Honorary Secretary Dr David Shearman says that the CSG rush is placing Queenslanders living close to the gas and coal fields at serious risk of illness, and urges the Annastacia Palaszczuk government to put their health first. …

  • Feb23

    Media release: Doctors back call for royal commission into the effects of CSG on health

    Credit: Beyond Coal and Gas   Leading health advocacy organisation, Doctors for the Environment Australia, has today backed calls to establish a royal commission into the impact of coal seam gas mining on the people of Queensland. Calls for a royal commission into mining, especially coal seam…

  • Feb10

    Australia Needs Climate Policy

    This article by DEA Member Sallie Forrest was published in Medical Forum, December 2014 and appears under a Creative Commons licence. Eroding climate change legislation has left Australia isolated in a world that is increasingly seeing the health imperative to take decisive action,…

  • Feb09

    Launch of DEA’s Divestment FAQs

      With Global Divestment Day just around the corner on 13 to 14 February, we are pleased to launch our DEA Divestment FAQs! Please view this timely publication here. This concise document is full of useful resources and information, designed to introduce fossil fuel divestment to a medical…

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  • 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?...

  • Mar28

    An Opinion Piece on Divestment

    Our global scientists have been indicating for many years, that humanity has overstepped the boundaries of our ecological systems. Pollution, overexploitation of resources and destruction of our natural environments have pushed our life sustaining (eco) systems over the…

  • Mar06

    Making our health system more sustainable

    Making our health system more sustainable: An ideas paper for the Commissioner of Environmental Sustainability, Victoria written by DEA member Lisa Rasmussen for the Victorian Environmental Commissioner, Professor Kate Auty. DEA thanks Professor Auty for agreeing to it being…

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