DEA - Doctors for the environment
  • Run with DEA WA in the HBF Run for a Reason, Perth

    Runners pictured from left to right are: Dr Richard Yin, Shirley Collins, Dr Sue Taylor, Dr Louise Sparrow and daughter Mary with poodle Lolly (not running),​ Ken Leong, Dr Michael Wysong and Dr Kate Rieben   Show your support for Team DEA at the HBF Run for a Reason, Sunday…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Action | 07 April 2015 - Joy
  • Media release: Power station closure a step forward for health

    DEA is an independent health advocacy organisation of medical doctors addressing the health impacts of environmental damage   Media Release 12 May 2015 Power station closure a step forward for health The announcement of the closure of the Alcoa coal mine and coal fired power station on August 31st…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 12 May 2015 - Joy
  • Croakey Blog: Will we add more years to our lives? The flawed longevity assumption

    Br Dr George Crisp   Introduction by Croakey journalist, Marie McInerney Treasurer Joe Hockey copped quite a lampooning when he raised the prospect of  people living until they are 150 to explain why Australians should accept cuts to government benefits and pay a greater share of…

    Read More | Filed in: | 10 May 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Medical Observer: Poor health link to poor air quality

    By Dr Malcolm Forbes   WE FREQUENTLY see patients suffering from exacerbations of chronic cardiorespiratory conditions. Most of these exacerbations can be attributed to infectious agents or non-compliance with medical advice or medications. However, a growing and under-recognised cause of cardiorespiratory…

    Read More | Filed in: | 01 May 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Former president of RACS and DEA chair calls on surgeons to act on climate change

    Credit: Surgical News, March 2015   Climate change has now become a major health issue and delaying action is “grossly irresponsible”, argues the chair of Doctors for the Environment Australia and former president of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Professor Kingsley Faulkner, in…

    Read More | Filed in: | 01 May 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Media Release: DEA applauds the AMA’s endorsement of the Australian Academy of Science report

      Media release 30 April 2015 Doctors’ group applauds the AMA’s endorsement of the Australian Academy of Science report on climate change and health Doctors for the Environment Australia says the AMA’s backing of this important report indicates the nation’s leading doctors’…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 30 April 2015 - Joy
  • DEA submission: Australia’s emissions targets fail to protect health

      24 April 2015 Doctors blast the Abbott government’s failure to put health first in its emissions targets- despite health being the biggest threat we face this century  Health experts say the Abbott government’s Issues Paper, Setting Australia’s post-2020 target…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 24 April 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
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