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

    Show your support for Team DEA at the HBF Run for a Reason, Sunday 24th May, 2015 A healthy planet is critical for healthy people. Doctors for the Environment Australia will be using this iconic event to raise awareness of the health impacts of climate change, as well as the work we do to address the…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Action | 07 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
  • Opinion: national guidelines needed on coal seam gas and coal mining

    By Dr David Shearman Australia needs mandatory federal guidelines on fracking and coal mining that are based on scientific and medical opinion, says Doctors for the Environment Australia's Honorary Secretary Dr David Shearman in an oped in the Sydney Morning Herald today.…

    Read More | Filed in: | 15 April 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Direct Action auction: medics reject scheme that puts health up for sale

      Media Release   15/4/2015   Australians, especially children, the elderly and those with chronic illness will have shortened lives and more illness as a result of the federal government’s Direct Action, warns Doctors for the Environment Australia, a health advocacy group representing…

    Read More | Filed in: | 15 April 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Media release: Politicians’ rush for profits puts Queenslanders at serious risk of illness

    30 March 2015   Last Friday’s report into the former Queensland government not only exposes the inadequate regulation and approval processes for coal seam gas and coal mining in Queensland, but also the failure of the state’s leaders to put the health of their constituencies first, according…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 30 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
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