DEA - Doctors for the environment
  • Medical Observer comment: Why doctors must lead fossil fuel fight

    By Dr Richard Yin   IN 2013, the federal government’s Future Fund and many superannuation funds dumped investments in tobacco companies following a long campaign by health groups.  Until then doctors, nurses and other health professionals were working publicly against the tobacco industry…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 19 August 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • ABC comment: Health of Australians suffering as government again fails to address climate change

    By Dr Sallie Forrest   DOCTORS ARE DISMAYED by the inadequacy of the Abbott government's just-announced carbon emission targets of at least 26 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, which it aims to take to the United Nations climate change meeting in Paris in December. We see a government…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 12 August 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Croakey blog: A shout out to health professionals: act now for a cool planet

    By Dr Sujata Allan JENNIFER DOGGETT: The medical profession has taken a lead role in many respects on climate change and environmental issues but there is still scope for more to be done. In the following piece, Dr Sujata Allan, argues that doctors have both a responsibility and a unique role…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 05 August 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Brisbane Times oped: Tackle climate change, our health depends on it

    By Dr David King   Climate change has become a highly polarised issue in Australia, with the focus on the economic and political costs and risks. A recent report from one of the world's leading medical journal, The Lancet, highlights the risks to health from unrestrained climate change.…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 05 August 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • 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
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