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  • Leading doctors say we’re failing our kids

    Image: Dr John Iser   By Jo Hegerty, Starts at Sixty   A group of leading doctors, many of them grandparents, has called for action on a threat they say needs priority attention. The doctors say failure to act on this threat means we are failing in the most “fundamental call of humanity”…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media | 17 June 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Open letter to the Hon Tony Abbott MP

    The following open letter written by 12 eminent Australian medical and health scientists to the Prime Minister urging him to include human induced climate change and its serious health consequences on the agenda for this years G20 meeting in Brisbane has been published in the Medical Journal of Australia…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media | 08 August 2014 - Joy
  • Anglesea coal power should close

    The following open letter was published in the Geelong Advertiser, 4th August 2014 and appears under a Creative Commons licence. Doctors for the Environment Australia requests no company makes an offer to Alcoa to purchase either the Anglesea coal mine or power station. Alcoa’s…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media DEA In Publication | 05 August 2014 - Joy
  • Medical activism needs to stay within the law

    This letter written by DEA Chair, Professor Kingsley Faulkner was published in Medical Observer, 1st August 2014 and appears under a Creative Commons licence. In response to your article, 'Medical activism' (MO, 20 June) the Management Committee of Doctors for the Environment Australia…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media DEA In Publication | 04 August 2014 - Joy
  • Coal is a major health issue like smoking

    This issue has now had important exposure as a result of President Obama’s initiative on reducing coal pollution. One vital issue that must be contested is that coal is cheap. Mr Abbott and many commentators repeat this erroneous statement. Mr Abbott has made the following statement that we can…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media DEA In Publication Opinion & Commentary | 15 June 2014 - Benjamin
  • Act on climate change for the sake of the future - Doctors’ orders

    The following article published by Independent Australia (7/4/14) appears here under Creative Commons licence. At their annual conference in March, Doctors for the Environment Australia said the debate about whether climate change is real is over — it is now time to act. Carmela…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media External News | 14 April 2014 - Joy
  • Time to act - MJA InSight

    The following article written by Doctors for the Environment Australia members Mark Braidwood and Catherine Pendrey appeared in MJA InSight (7/4/14) and appears here under Creative Commons licence. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report —Climate Change 2014: Impacts, adaptation,…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media DEA In Publication | 14 April 2014 - Drs Mark Braidwood and Catherine Pendrey
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