DEA - Doctors for the environment
  • Open Forum: Fossil fuel divestment: Why Australia’s uni students are turning the other cheek

    Damian Gill   Students across Australia are staging bold actions at their universities to demand divestment from fossil fuels. Why do the issues of climate change and fossil fuel investment resonate so strongly with university students? It’s about equality and justice, explains Damian Gill.…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 02 May 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Renew Economy oped: Climate policy becomes trench warfare, once again

    Dr David Shearman, AM   The release of Labor’s climate policy has led immediately to a resumption of World War I style trench warfare. The opening salvo, the pre-prepared advertisements and admonishments, was blasted off within hours, to be followed by tunnelling under the Labor trenches,…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 29 April 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Media release:Labor’s climate change policy is a step forward but more needs to be done, say doctors

        Media release 27 April 2016   Doctors welcome Labor’s policy to tackle climate change, but urge more robust action to reduce the numbers of Australians who are likely to get sick and to die as a result of rising temperatures. Medical group Doctors for the Environment Australia…

    Read More | Filed in: | 27 April 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Croakey: Health groups lead call to end investment in coal, oil and gas

    From left: RACP’s Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine President-Elect Professor Lynne Madden, CAHA Vice President Dr Peter Sainsbury, DEA’s representative in NSW Dr Helen Redmond at the launch of Investing in Health report at iDEA16 in Brisbane on 17 April 2016  …

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 27 April 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
  • iDEA16 Conference report

    We arrived at the inaugural Queensland iDEA with a sense of anticipation. Set in tropical Brisbane’s autumn, the full day of workshops was held in a heritage medical school building, moving to the attractive, leafy UQ St Lucia campus for the weekend.  Surrounded by water, what better way to…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Action | 21 April 2016 - admin
  • Media Release: DEA welcomes the Vic Government’s response to the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry

      Media release   19 April 2016   Doctors for the Environment Australia commends the Victorian Government for their positive response to the latest Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry.   The inquiry recommendations include: Support of a comprehensive health package to improve management…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 19 April 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Doctors alarmed at new air pollution data call for immediate action

        Media release   18 April 2016   Doctors are alarmed at the latest air pollution data which shows emissions of key pollutants linked to respiratory and heart diseases is continuing to grow, and warn that more Australians will die or suffer illness as a result. Medical advocacy…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 18 April 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
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