DEA - Doctors for the environment
  • 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…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Publication Opinion & Commentary | 22 July 2014 - Dr Helen Redmond
  • Victorian 2014 State Election

    DEA has launched its advocacy platform for the Victorian 2014 election. This election is critical to ensure that Victoria has strong policies to protect health through care of the environment. DEA is calling on all parties to commit to ensure all people in Victoria have access to safe food, water, air…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Action | 21 July 2014 - Joy
  • Media Release: Australian doctors support the British Medical Association, 26 June 2014

    "Australian doctors support the British Medical Association's announcement to dump investments in fossil fuels" Hundreds of doctors across Australia have welcomed the British Medical Association's announcement to divest from fossil fuels during its annual general meeting yesterday (Wednesday).…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Action Media Releases | 26 June 2014 - Joy
  • Coal is a major health issue like smoking

    This issue has now had important exposure as a result of President Obama’s initiative on reducing coal pollution. One vital issue that must be contested is that coal is cheap. Mr Abbott and many commentators repeat this erroneous statement. Mr Abbott has made the following statement that we can…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media DEA In Publication Opinion & Commentary | 15 June 2014 - Benjamin
  • Letter published in MJA by DEA members Marion Carey, Helen Redmond and Melissa Haswell

    Recently the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) published an article on the uncertainties surrounding the health impacts of the unconventional gas industry https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2014/200/4/harms-unknown-health-uncertainties-cast-doubt-role-unconventional-gas-australias. This was an important…

    Read More | Filed in: | 20 May 2014 - Joy
  • Media release: Doctors join ‘National Day of Divestment Action’ Saturday 3 May 2014

    Doctors and medical students are calling climate change a ‘public health emergency’ and urging divestment from fossil fuels nationally Doctors and medical students are joining hundreds of Australians for the ‘National Day of Divestment’ organised by 350.org and Market Forces tomorrow…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 01 May 2014 - Anne Walker
  • iDEA Conference Report 2014

    March 2014 saw four hundred doctors, and medical students from all over Australia come together for the iDEA14 conference, Australia’s national climate change and health conference, run by Doctors For The Environment Australia (DEA), to address the health impacts of fossil fuels and anthropogenic…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Action | 28 April 2014 - Grace Davies - National Student Representative
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