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  • Nov30

    Renew Economy Oped: No social licence, no gas fracking in South Australia

    Food not Fracking, Penola, South Australia (Royston Rascals, Flickr)   By David Shearman & Melissa Haswell   In a state with a history of enlightened decisions, The Final report of the South Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into unconventional gas (fracking) in the South East of South Australia…

  • Nov30

    SMH oped: We need to do more to understand the impact of climate change on our health

    After the tragic deaths of eight people related to the recent outbreak of thunderstorm asthma in Melbourne, we need to consider the "perfect storm" of climate change. These deaths were the tip of an iceberg of acute illness leading to a surge in ambulance calls and emergency presentations…

  • Nov29

    Media release: Government must phase out coal-fired power stations within the next decade

        28 November 2016     Doctors: Government must phase out coal-fired power stations within the next decade   Doctors have welcomed the interim report of the Senate inquiry into the retirement of coal-fired power stations which was tabled on Monday, however they say it doesn’t…

  • Nov28

    The Conversation: Why coal-fired power stations need to shut on health grounds

    By David Shearman   The Senate inquiry’s report into the planned closure of coal-fired power stations will no doubt shed light on the compelling health reasons to close them. Coal-fired stations are a health hazard to their local communities and beyond due to the pollutants they emit. The…

  • Nov25

    Open Forum: Nature as medicine

    By Beau Frigault   Anyone who studies medicine or has a career in medicine knows that if you allow it, it can consume your life. It sounds dramatic, but considering that medicine is an ever expanding and evolving field and that there is never a shortage of people who need your services, your life…

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  • Apr17

    Investing in Health report: how health professionals can help shape the future

    Doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, health organisations and health super funds urged to quit coal, oil and gas. On 17 April 2016 Doctors for the Environment Australia and Climate and Health Alliance launched a new landmark report, urging Australia's 600,000…

  • Mar22

    Climate Change & Health in Australia Fact Sheets

    Doctors for the Environment Australia has developed this fact sheet to outline the effects of climate change on human health particularly in Australia, and how health can benefit from efforts to lessen and prevent climate change. The recent Paris Agreement under the United…

  • Aug10

    Fact Sheet the human health tolls of coal

    - 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…

  • Jun02

    DEA 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. …

  • Feb09

    Divestment FAQ’s

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

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