DEA - Doctors for the environment
  • SMH oped: Mike Baird is wrong to support coal mines

    By Dr David Shearman   Mike Baird has said his decision to overturn the ban on greyhound dog racing shows he is prepared to admit when his government has got it wrong. If this is true, it's time he admitted he is wrong about his support of coal mining and take back his "no doubt coal is good"…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 19 October 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
  • SBS: Gasfields - gambling with our health

    By Dr Liz Bashford   As the Victorian government prepares to release its much anticipated gas policy, expected before parliament resumes on August 16, pro fossil fuel heavy weights have already jumped the starting line with misleading spin. Federal Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 10 August 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
  • The Medical Republic: Encouraging healthy eating helps more than just our patients

    Dr George Crisp     There is much discussion in the medical and general media about the healthiness of food. Hardly surprising, as we face an unfolding epidemic of obesity, diabetes and other non-communicable diseases which, along with inactivity, are in large part related to our dietary excess.…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 15 July 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Climbing the mountain of climate change

    Where do we go from here, do we remain at base camp for another 15 years? The going has become more difficult as international chaos threatens! Here are my thoughts, we welcome those of any member. BREXIT and more Brexit is just one of the increasing barriers to the successful prosecution of climate…

    Read More | Filed in: Opinion & Commentary | 30 June 2016 - David Shearman
  • Letter to 2016 election candidates urging climate action by former Australian of the Year

        14 June 2016   Dear Candidate, I write to you on behalf of Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA). DEA is a medical organisation that protects human health from harms to the environment. It is supported by a Nobel Prize Laureate, an Australian of the Year Award recipient, Deans…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Action Opinion & Commentary | 20 June 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Border Watch Letter to the Editor: Lack of dialogue raises questions over gas mining

      By Associate Professor Melissa Haswell It is disappointing to again find myself misrepresented in letters to the Editor of your good paper as an ‘activist presenter’ and to witness the Doctors for the Environment Australia be identified as a ‘protest group’ by the Director…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Action DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 30 May 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Croakey: Where does your bank stand on fossil fuels? A call for health professionals to divest.

    Doctors calling on other health professionals to join the divestment movement   By Dr Doug Shaw and Dr John Willoughby Story Editor: Melissa Sweet   Climate change is one of three “slow-motion disasters” shaping the global health landscape, together with the rise of antimicrobial…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Action Opinion & Commentary | 25 May 2016 - Doug Shaw and John Willoughby
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