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  • Sep26

    Registration for iDEA15 is now open: network, learn and get inspired!

    BOOK NOW TO GET YOUR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT AND TO SECURE YOUR PLACE- LAST YEAR'S CONFERENCE SOLD OUT!   THE FIRST 100 PEOPLE TO REGISTER  WILL GET A FURTHER 20% OFF THEIR TICKETS, SO BUY NOW AND SAVE!*     Join us on the weekend of  14 to 15 March for iDEA15!…

  • Nov28

    Border Watch opinion:  Honorary Secretary Dr David Shearman on why DEA supports SA fracking inquiry

      Doctors group supports South East fracking enquiry   DOCTORS for the Environment Australia strongly supports the parliamentary enquiry into fracking in the South East. Good health depends ultimately on clean air, water and food. Shale gas mining and particularly fracking has potential to…

  • Nov18

    Doctors welcome vote to establish a SA fracking inquiry

    South Australian doctors welcome Wednesday’s  (19 November) Legislative Council vote to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into fracking. Doctors for the Environment Australia say the Environment Resources and Development Committee, which will be conducting the Inquiry if the vote is successful,…

  • Nov11

    Fracking in the NT: What’s the rush? Let’s wait and see

    Dr Rosalie Schultz    I recently spoke on behalf of Doctors for the Environment Australia to the Commissioner on the Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in NT, Mr Allan Hawke. This Inquiry was established in April 2014 to provide information to the NT government on a range of issues…

  • Nov04

    Do We Need Carbon For Transport?

    DEA Member Dr Bryan Furnass examines energy sources for transport across the ages, and considers a largely unexplored option: anhydrous ammonia or NH3....

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  • 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 350.org 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…

  • Aug30

    DEA Action on Divestment: vote with your money!

    The following letter was sent to all DEA members calling for Action - August 2013   Dear We are writing to you to ask you to take urgent action to remove financial support from the fossil fuel industry. “Climate Change is the biggest global health threat of the…

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