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  • Aug21

    Letter to the Coalition from David Shearman

    Honorary Secretary David Shearman, who co-authored an Open Letter to the Prime Minister instigated by Tony McMichael and Steve Leeder that was recently published in the MJA, has this week written to every Coalition Senator and Member, asking them to urgently consider the issues raised in the Open Letter…

  • Aug08

    Open letter to the Hon Tony Abbott MP

    The following open letter written by 12 eminent Australian medical and health scientists to the Prime Minister urging him to include human induced climate change and its serious health consequences on the agenda for this years G20 meeting in Brisbane has been published in the Medical Journal of Australia…

  • Aug05

    Anglesea coal power should close

    The following open letter was published in the Geelong Advertiser, 4th August 2014 and appears under a Creative Commons licence. Doctors for the Environment Australia requests no company makes an offer to Alcoa to purchase either the Anglesea coal mine or power station. Alcoa’s…

  • Aug04

    Medical activism needs to stay within the law

    This letter written by DEA Chair, Professor Kingsley Faulkner was published in Medical Observer, 1st August 2014 and appears under a Creative Commons licence. In response to your article, 'Medical activism' (MO, 20 June) the Management Committee of Doctors for the Environment Australia…

  • 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 acknowledged climate…

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  • 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…

  • Dec30

    Coal and Health: Action Update

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  • Dec13

    Atlas of Health and Climate - WHO & WMO

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) have jointly released, an extensive report 'Atlas of health and climate: realising the potential to improve health outcomes through the use of climate services' that can be downloaded…

  • Oct19

    Humble pushie beats the car

    DEA member Juerg Draeyer appeared in the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin - 18/10/12 YEPPOON GP Juerg Draeyer has been practising what he preaches and riding his bicycle to work for the past five years. Dr Draeyer said leaving the car at home and riding was a healthy, environmentally…

  • Sep11

    Unconventional Gas (CSG/Shale Gas) Mining and Health Information

    DEA has presented evidence to two parliamentary committees that it considers the current level of assessment, monitoring and regulation of CSG exploration and mining activities to be inadequate to protect the health of current and future generations of Australians. There…

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