DEA - Doctors for the environment
  • Health leaders urge major media company: end coal lobby deal

    In a first for public health advocacy in Australia, 30 distinguished medical researchers, professors of medicine and health, specialist clinicians, GPs and public health experts have joined forces to send an open letter -- attached --  to Australian Radio Network (ARN) and its high-rating Sydney…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 14 February 2014 - Joy
  • Media Release: Warming climate threatens health, doctors warn

    Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) is warning of the dangers of extreme heat, as scorching temperatures continue to affect many areas of Australia, with Victoria particularly affected. Temperatures across widespread areas of the state are expected to reach a searing 40 degrees C for much of…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Media Releases | 14 January 2014 - Anne Walker
  • Repowering Port Augusta in limbo

    As the Select Committee bows out of the ‘repowering Port Augusta’ debate, the unanswered question remains: How will SA transition from brown coal to cleaner power? Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) is pleased the Select Committee has been investigating the merits of concentrated…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 18 December 2013 - Anne Walker
  • Stronger emissions target needed to protect health

    Doctors support the Climate Change Authority’s call for a more ambitious emission reduction target. The Climate Change Authority (CCA) has called for Australia to do more to limit dangerous climate change by lifting its emission reduction target. The CCA says Australia's greenhouse gas emission…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 30 October 2013 - Anne Walker
  • Media Release: Doctors prescribe active transport

    Doctors and medical students from Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) will be cycling through Melbourne this Saturday morning in the lead-up to Bicycle Network Victoria’s Ride2Work Day. They are aiming to raise awareness of the health and environmental benefits of cycling. Cycling is a…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 20 September 2013 - Joy
  • Media Release: Proposal to fast track NSW mining carries health risks

    Doctors say the NSW government plans to turn its back on communities by ensuring mining projects are approved regardless of potential health impacts. Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) is alarmed by the NSW government’s plan to guarantee favourable treatment for mining proponents if the…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Media Releases | 13 August 2013 - Joy
  • Media Release: Heat related deaths to rise

    Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) is concerned for people’s health in a changing climate. A new report released by the Federal Government yesterday gives weight to doctors’ concerns. The federal government’s report State of Australian Cities 2013 predicts that heat related…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases Opinion & Commentary | 02 August 2013 - Anne Walker
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