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  • Dec15

    Fundraising appeal 2016: we need help to grow DEA!

    What an exceptional year! Thank you! Our initiatives, activities, submissions, media exposure and influence amongst government circles has continued to grow throughout 2016, and we could not have done it without our members and supporters. This valuable support has enabled DEA to: - Participate in high…

  • Jan20

    Online Opinion: Australian climate change policy isn’t working

      By Peter Schrader   With summer here, the brown, crunchy, lifeless patches on my lawn in Perth remind me that much of Australia is getting hotter and drier. Working in public health, it also reminds me of a call to action – not just for me, but for all of us. Not for more wetting agent…

  • Jan19

    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…

  • Jan02

    A New Year Message to DEA students and doctors- believe in the future and plant a tree

    by David Shearman   I have a New Year message for the medical students who have joined our mission and indeed a message for all members of the medical profession. Our responsibility today is not only to support our patients with skill and dedication, but to extend our care with equal diligence to…

  • Dec30

    The West Australian: Climate change looms as fiery threat to State

    By Kingsley Faulkner and Charles Watson   It is bushfire season in WA again, and we know the wildfires are getting worse each year. The State Government is trying to ramp up awareness of the bushfire risk and more money is being put into firefighting services. This investment is desperately needed,…

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  • Apr17

    Investing in Health report: how health professionals can help shape the future

    Doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, health organisations and health super funds urged to quit coal, oil and gas. On 17 April 2016 Doctors for the Environment Australia and Climate and Health Alliance launched a new landmark report, urging Australia's 600,000…

  • Mar22

    Climate Change & Health in Australia Fact Sheets

    Doctors for the Environment Australia has developed this fact sheet to outline the effects of climate change on human health particularly in Australia, and how health can benefit from efforts to lessen and prevent climate change. The recent Paris Agreement under the United…

  • Aug10

    Fact Sheet the human health tolls of coal

    - The burning of coal emits hazardous air pollutants, including particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide, mercury and arsenic. - Australia has one of the carbon intensive and polluting electricity supplies in the world, with around 80% of electricity…

  • Jun02

    DEA Report; No Time for Games: Children’s Health and Climate Change

    DEA's report No Time for Games: Children’s Health and Climate Change shines the national spotlight on the potential health harms that children especially face from global warming, and calls for swift and decisive action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. …

  • Feb09

    Divestment FAQ’s

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

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