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  • Apr07

    Run with DEA WA in the HBF Run for a Reason, Perth

    Show your support for Team DEA at the HBF Run for a Reason, Sunday 24th May, 2015 A healthy planet is critical for healthy people. Doctors for the Environment Australia will be using this iconic event to raise awareness of the health impacts of climate change, as well as the work we do to address the…

  • Apr24

    DEA submission: Australia’s emissions targets fail to protect health

      24 April 2015 Doctors blast the Abbott government’s failure to put health first in its emissions targets- despite health being the biggest threat we face this century  Health experts say the Abbott government’s Issues Paper, Setting Australia’s post-2020 target…

  • Apr15

    Opinion: national guidelines needed on coal seam gas and coal mining

    By Dr David Shearman Australia needs mandatory federal guidelines on fracking and coal mining that are based on scientific and medical opinion, says Doctors for the Environment Australia's Honorary Secretary Dr David Shearman in an oped in the Sydney Morning Herald today.…

  • Apr15

    Direct Action auction: medics reject scheme that puts health up for sale

      Media Release   15/4/2015   Australians, especially children, the elderly and those with chronic illness will have shortened lives and more illness as a result of the federal government’s Direct Action, warns Doctors for the Environment Australia, a health advocacy group representing…

  • Mar30

    Media release: Politicians’ rush for profits puts Queenslanders at serious risk of illness

    30 March 2015   Last Friday’s report into the former Queensland government not only exposes the inadequate regulation and approval processes for coal seam gas and coal mining in Queensland, but also the failure of the state’s leaders to put the health of their constituencies first, according…

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  • Feb09

    Divestment FAQs

    The Divestment FAQs was developed by Doctors for the Environment Australia ahead of the first ever Global Divestment Day on 13 to 14 March 2015. DEA believes the movement to divest from the fossil fuel industry, which is jeopardising our planet's…

  • Jul22

    Global climate changes need action

    This article by DEA Member Helen Redmond was published in Medical Observer 15th July 2014 and appears under a Creative Commons licence. At its annual meeting last month, the British Medical Association (BMA) committed to divest from fossil fuels. IN their discussion, members…

  • May20

    Divestment and public health flyer

    The following flyer was developed by DEA, AMSA and connecting divestment and public health Could your superannuation fund, bank or university be contributing to the biggest public health problem of our time?...

  • Mar28

    An Opinion Piece on Divestment

    Our global scientists have been indicating for many years, that humanity has overstepped the boundaries of our ecological systems. Pollution, overexploitation of resources and destruction of our natural environments have pushed our life sustaining (eco) systems over the…

  • Mar06

    Making our health system more sustainable

    Making our health system more sustainable: An ideas paper for the Commissioner of Environmental Sustainability, Victoria written by DEA member Lisa Rasmussen for the Victorian Environmental Commissioner, Professor Kate Auty. DEA thanks Professor Auty for agreeing to it being…

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