DEA - Doctors for the environment
  • Media release: Time to clean up our air

      19 January 2017   The community is paying the cost of polluted air through health problems such as heart disease, lung disease and asthma – largely caused by coal mining and coal-fired power generation. Doctors have made a submission on the NSW Clean Air Plan to urge action to improve…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 19 January 2017 - Rebecca Osborne
  • Media release: Medical experts call for a price rise on coal-fired power to protect health

      15 December 2016 New South Wales’ big five coal-fired power stations should pay 49 times more than they are paying for the pollution they emit, if we are to substantially improve public health. Dr Ben Ewald, spokesperson for medical group Doctors for the Environment Australia says only fees…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 16 December 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Former Australian of the Year warns Adani coalmine poses a significant public health risk

        Media release   5 December 2016   The announcement of a $1 billion loan from the Federal Government and the arrival in Australia this week of the head of Adani suggests Queensland’s giant Carmichael coal mine will go ahead, says former Australian of the Year and leading…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 05 December 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Media release: Government must phase out coal-fired power stations within the next decade

        28 November 2016     Doctors: Government must phase out coal-fired power stations within the next decade   Doctors have welcomed the interim report of the Senate inquiry into the retirement of coal-fired power stations which was tabled on Monday, however they say it doesn’t…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 29 November 2016 - Rebecca Osborne
  • Media release: Doctors slam Australia’s “shameful” ranking in climate change performance index

      16 November 2016   In what health experts describe as an “embarrassing and shameful” result, Australia has come in as one of the worst performers in an annual assessment of 61 nations’ climate policies, with only Korea, Kazakhstan, Japan and Saudi Arabia ranking worse.…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 16 November 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Media release: DEA welcomes landmark Lancet Countdown

        14 November 2016   Doctors for the Environment Australia has today welcomed the launch of the Lancet Countdown at the climate talks in Morocco, saying the landmark initiative would put pressure on Australia and other countries to keep the promises they made in the Paris agreement.…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 14 November 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
  • US election: Where to for health and the environment?

      The results of the US election are in.  If Donald Trump does to the environment what he said he would do as President, the hard-fought progress to protect our ailing planet looks set to take a giant leap backwards- just at the crucial time when we need to take giant leap forwards to ensure…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 10 November 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
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