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  • May12

    Media release: Power station closure a step forward for health

    DEA is an independent health advocacy organisation of medical doctors addressing the health impacts of environmental damage   Media Release 12 May 2015 Power station closure a step forward for health The announcement of the closure of the Alcoa coal mine and coal fired power station on August 31st…

  • May10

    Croakey Blog: Will we add more years to our lives? The flawed longevity assumption

    Br Dr George Crisp   Introduction by Croakey journalist, Marie McInerney Treasurer Joe Hockey copped quite a lampooning when he raised the prospect of  people living until they are 150 to explain why Australians should accept cuts to government benefits and pay a greater share of…

  • May01

    Medical Observer: Poor health link to poor air quality

    By Dr Malcolm Forbes   WE FREQUENTLY see patients suffering from exacerbations of chronic cardiorespiratory conditions. Most of these exacerbations can be attributed to infectious agents or non-compliance with medical advice or medications. However, a growing and under-recognised cause of cardiorespiratory…

  • May01

    Former president of RACS and DEA chair calls on surgeons to act on climate change

    Credit: Surgical News, March 2015   Climate change has now become a major health issue and delaying action is “grossly irresponsible”, argues the chair of Doctors for the Environment Australia and former president of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Professor Kingsley Faulkner, in…

  • Apr30

    Media Release: DEA applauds the AMA’s endorsement of the Australian Academy of Science report

      Media release 30 April 2015 Doctors’ group applauds the AMA’s endorsement of the Australian Academy of Science report on climate change and health Doctors for the Environment Australia says the AMA’s backing of this important report indicates the nation’s leading doctors’…

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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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