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  • Online Opinion: Australian climate change policy isn’t working

      By Peter Schrader   With summer here, the brown, crunchy, lifeless patches on my lawn in Perth remind me that much of Australia is getting hotter and drier. Working in public health, it also reminds me of a call to action – not just for me, but for all of us. Not for more wetting agent…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media | 20 January 2017 - Rebecca Osborne
  • The West Australian: Climate change looms as fiery threat to State

    By Kingsley Faulkner and Charles Watson   It is bushfire season in WA again, and we know the wildfires are getting worse each year. The State Government is trying to ramp up awareness of the bushfire risk and more money is being put into firefighting services. This investment is desperately needed,…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media | 30 December 2016 - Rebecca Osborne
  • Online Opinion: Preserving our forests should be a top priority

    By Dimity Williams and Katherine Barraclough   The magnificent old growth forests of East Gippsland are a national treasure. Yet state-endorsed logging continues in this region, undermining the rich tapestry of plants and animals that support human health.  In August of this year, citizen scientists…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media | 23 December 2016 - Rebecca Osborne
  • Open Forum: How to make your New Year sustainable

    By Dr Kim Loo   As the Australian Government's climate change policy is struggling for credibility, it is more important than ever that we try to make a difference collectively and as individuals to help minimise global warming. Dr Kim Loo explains how.   What we’re facing in a nutshell…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media | 11 December 2016 - Rebecca Osborne
  • Renew Economy Oped: No social licence, no gas fracking in South Australia

    Food not Fracking, Penola, South Australia (Royston Rascals, Flickr)   By David Shearman & Melissa Haswell   In a state with a history of enlightened decisions, The Final report of the South Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into unconventional gas (fracking) in the South East of South Australia…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media | 30 November 2016 - Rebecca Osborne
  • The Conversation: Why coal-fired power stations need to shut on health grounds

    By David Shearman   The Senate inquiry’s report into the planned closure of coal-fired power stations will no doubt shed light on the compelling health reasons to close them. Coal-fired stations are a health hazard to their local communities and beyond due to the pollutants they emit. The…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media | 28 November 2016 - Rebecca Osborne
  • Croakey: The new NT government is right to announce an inquiry into fracking

    By Dr Rosalie Schultz and Dr David Shearman Croakey Story Editor: Dr Ruth Armstrong   One of the outcomes of the Labor Party’s landslide election win in the Northern Territory earlier this year was a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing of onshore unconventional gas reservoirs (fracking),…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media | 16 November 2016 - Rebecca Osborne
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