DEA - Doctors for the environment
  • ASRC patron Julian Burnside QC, to deliver keynote address following DEA’s 2016 AGM!

    National Chair of Doctors for the Environment Australia Professor Kingsley Faulkner and South Australian Secretary Professor John Willoughby are delighted to announce that the patron of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), QC Julian Burnside, will the…

    Read More | Filed in: | 26 August 2016 - Rebecca Osborne
  • Sea Shepherd’s Operation Jeedara; a ship’s doctor’s account

    by Katya Glogovska In August this year, I had the opportunity to serve as the ship's doctor on the Sea Shepherd for several days, relieving Dr Merryn Redenbach. The MY Steve Irwin is the Sea Shepherd’s flagship vessel, and it has been sailing through the Great Australian Bight on its latest…

    Read More | Filed in: Other News Stories | 22 September 2016 - Rebecca Osborne
  • SBS Comment: Gutting ARENA is just sick - renewable energy saves lives and health costs

    The Australian Renewable Energy Agency will be gutted by a funding cut of $500 million. But it's at odds with the government’s claims to be innovative and support jobs and growth.    By David Shearman   In 1854, John Snow, a London surgeon surrounded by thousands of people…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media | 16 September 2016 - Rebecca Osborne
  • Renew Economy Oped: Myth of gas; has South Australia capitulated to fossil fuels?

    By Dr David Shearman and Dr Graeme Mcleay   Gas is a seemingly difficult issue for governments. Looking at the health disasters of asbestos, tobacco and air pollution from coal, government ministers might wonder if they would have acted earlier had they been in power and reassured themselves they…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media | 14 September 2016 - Rebecca Osborne
  • The Guardian: Cigarettes, asbestos, now fossil fuels. How big business impacts public health

      Professor Kingsley Faulkner   The decisions reached at the recent Coag energy council meeting are reminiscent of a long series of failures to understand the impacts of powerful business on the health of the community. The failures extend historically from tobacco, to asbestos to the health…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media | 31 August 2016 - Kingsley Faulkner
  • Media release: Vic government gas ban a big win for health, say doctors

      30 August 2016   Doctors have applauded the Andrews government for prioritising the health of Victorians by placing a permanent ban on the development of onshore unconventional gas in Victoria. Doctors for the Environment Australia has emphasised the great uncertainty round the public health…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 30 August 2016 - Rebecca Osborne
  • Media release: Doctors slam Adani mine decision

        29 August 2016   Doctors slam Adani mine decision   Health experts have slammed today’s ruling in the Federal Court which approved Adani's Carmichael mine, Australia's biggest coal mine project, saying it would harm the health of millions of people in Australia and…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 29 August 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
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