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  • May02

    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.…

  • Apr29

    Renew Economy oped: Climate policy becomes trench warfare, once again

    Dr David Shearman, AM   The release of Labor’s climate policy has led immediately to a resumption of World War I style trench warfare. The opening salvo, the pre-prepared advertisements and admonishments, was blasted off within hours, to be followed by tunnelling under the Labor trenches,…

  • Apr27

    Media release:Labor’s climate change policy is a step forward but more needs to be done, say doctors

        Media release 27 April 2016   Doctors welcome Labor’s policy to tackle climate change, but urge more robust action to reduce the numbers of Australians who are likely to get sick and to die as a result of rising temperatures. Medical group Doctors for the Environment Australia…

  • Apr27

    Croakey: Health groups lead call to end investment in coal, oil and gas

    From left: RACP’s Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine President-Elect Professor Lynne Madden, CAHA Vice President Dr Peter Sainsbury, DEA’s representative in NSW Dr Helen Redmond at the launch of Investing in Health report at iDEA16 in Brisbane on 17 April 2016  …

  • Apr21

    iDEA16 Conference report

    We arrived at the inaugural Queensland iDEA with a sense of anticipation. Set in tropical Brisbane’s autumn, the full day of workshops was held in a heritage medical school building, moving to the attractive, leafy UQ St Lucia campus for the weekend.  Surrounded by water, what better way to…

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  • Aug10

    The human health tolls of coal - Fact Sheet

    - 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…

  • Jun30

    Divestment Blog for AMSA Code Green Week

    This article by DEA Member Helen Redmond was written for AMSA Code Green Week and was published on the Code Green Blog in June 2015. Why is it that doctors and medical students would become interested in the investment practises of their super funds, medical colleges and…

  • 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?...

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