DEA - Doctors for the environment
  • iDEA15: it’s a wrap!

    Credit: Lucy Alcorn   From 13 to 15 March 2015, we took over the University of Western Sydney for iDEA15- Prescription for Action. After three amazing days, we came away with fresh insights, new collaborations, inspiration and bold ideas about how we as medical professionals can help lead the fight…

    Read More | Filed in: | 20 March 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • The Guardian puts climate change front and centre

    By DEA Honorary Secretary Dr David Shearman   The two momentous decisions of the week came from the Guardian newspaper. The UK Guardian launched a campaign of science and conscience to reverse humanity’s self-destructive pursuit of burning all of the world’s fossil fuels:  and…

    Read More | Filed in: | 27 March 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Why NSW voters need to put coal last on March 28

    By Dr Tim Senior   I saw a patient with a cough this week. That’s not too unusual, as a GP. In this case my patient told me “I think it’s my asthma come back.” She’d had asthma as a child, and for some reason it was back now in her mid-20s. The trigger wasn’t…

    Read More | Filed in: | 27 March 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Opinion: Health sacrificed for mining

    Credit: Newcastle Herald     The approval of the Warkworth open-cut coal mine extension by the Planning Assessment Commission moves the mine boundary from the existing five kilometres to 2.6 kilometres from the town of Bulga, a stable township with a 200-year history. We condemn this decision…

    Read More | Filed in: | 18 March 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Meet the new climate change warrior: your doctor

    Amanda Zhou on a high about iDEA15   Media release 12 March 2015   President of the Australian Medical Association Dr Brian Owler said climate change would have “significant consequences” for our health and that there was a clear role for doctors to become involved in tackling the…

    Read More | Filed in: | 12 March 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • 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. …

    Read More | Filed in: | 27 February 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • 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…

    Read More | Filed in: | 23 February 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
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