DEA - Doctors for the environment
  • DEA statement on unconventional gas development in SA

    Why are there serious concerns over the development of unconventional gas (coal seam, shale, and tight gas) in South Australia? The gas industry has already commenced activity in the Cooper Basin, the Arckaringa Basin which contains the great Artesian Basin and the Otway Basin. Given the massive gas…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Action | 14 January 2014 - Joy
  • iDEA 2014 Conference - Registration now open

    "Climate change will affect, in profoundly adverse ways, some of the most fundamental determinants of health… we need champions throughout the world who will work to put protecting human health at the centre of the climate change agenda" - Margaret Chan, Director, World Health Organization  …

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Action | 31 December 2013 - Joy
  • Victoria’s Energy Future: Prospects and Challenges

    Report for DEA on the Royal Society of Victoria two day symposium on “Victoria’s Energy Future: Prospects and Challenges” held October 25-6, 2013. Written by Dr Kristen Pearson Royal Society of Victoria (RSV) was formed in 1854, modelled on the Royal Society of London. Its stated purpose…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Action | 20 November 2013 - Dr Kristen Pearson
  • Film review: ‘Chasing Ice’

    On November 7th DEA Tasmania held a free community screening of the award-winning documentary ‘Chasing Ice’, at the Cradle Coast Campus of the University of Tasmania in Burnie. The event, which was followed by an open forum to discuss climate change, related health problems and taking action…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Action Opinion & Commentary | 15 November 2013 - Rohan Church - DEA Tasmania Representative
  • Inaugural Tony McMichael Award Recipient 2013 – David Shearman

    DEA Honorary Secretary and founder, Professor David Shearman, was presented with the inaugural Tony McMichael Public Health Ecology and Environment Award (TMPHEEA) at the PHAA annual conference dinner on September 18th before hundreds of guests, including former Health Minister Nicola Roxon. The award…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Action | 02 October 2013 - Joy
  • “Health and the Environment”

    Report on the DEA Queensland Seminar  by Renan Ennes Avila - DEA student member Sunday 29th September 2013 Motivated by an extreme concern for the effects of human interventions on the bio-sphere, and their direct and indirect consequences on human health, DEA held a seminar that brought together…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Action | 02 October 2013 - Renan Ennes Avila - DEA student member
  • DEA Action on Divestment: vote with your money!

    The following letter was sent to all DEA members calling for Action - August 2013   Dear We are writing to you to ask you to take urgent action to remove financial support from the fossil fuel industry. “Climate Change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st Century” (Lancet,…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Action | 30 August 2013 - Joy
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