DEA - Doctors for the environment
  • 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
  • SMH oped: The climate change letter most candidates won’t answer

    Prof Fiona Stanley   Fiona Stanley I recently wrote to more than 1000 candidates in the federal election. I described how climate change is a real and growing threat requiring urgent attention, and that health professionals are seeing its impacts in medical practice right now and…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 30 June 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
  • 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
  • Newcastle Herald Oped: We need a regional air quality plan for the Hunter

    Image: Frank Bergmann   By Ben Ewald and John Van Der Kallen   The recent studies of air pollution in the Hunter finally show us the constituents of pollution and points to the likely sources. We agree with the editorial comment (Newcastle Herald, April 30) that it is extraordinary…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 17 May 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Open Forum: Fossil fuel divestment: Why Australia’s uni students are turning the other cheek

    Damian Gill   Students across Australia are staging bold actions at their universities to demand divestment from fossil fuels. Why do the issues of climate change and fossil fuel investment resonate so strongly with university students? It’s about equality and justice, explains Damian Gill.…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 02 May 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
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