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  • Jun02

    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. …

  • Jul17

    Newcastle Herald Opinion: Planning for better air quality

    By Dr Ben Ewald THE evidence for harmful health effects from particulate air pollution has become stronger over the years, so periodic review of air quality regulations in keeping with current science is vital for the protection of human health. Compared to 20 years ago, our current understanding of…

  • Jul17

    Canberra Times Opinion: Invisible killer – need for better air quality standards is urgent

    By Dr David Shearman and Dr Helen Redmond Image: Beyond Coal and Gas   In Australia there are 3000 deaths each year from air pollution, which is more than from traffic accidents. Imagine the nightly TV news – instead of the twisted car metal and bodies, they show a child fighting for…

  • Jul13

    Media Release: Doctors warn against approving the T4 coal loader proposal

      13 July 2015   The extra particulates from the proposed fourth coal loader in Newcastle will worsen air pollution and cause illness if the project is approved, warned health experts at today’s NSW Planning and Assessment Commission determination hearing.   Doctors for the Environment…

  • Jul03

    Medical Observer oped: Doctors should lead on population

    By Dr David King THE Reverend Thomas Malthus argued in 1798 that population growth was generally restricted by available resources. At this time one billion people lived on Earth. Since then mechanised agriculture has produced dramatic growth in crop yields, and the world population exceeded seven billion…

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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 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…

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