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NT Paediatrician Dr Louise Woodward warns of the health implications for the Darwin Region if gas processing proceeds at Middle Arm in Darwin. Click here to watch Dr Woodward’s powerful ......Air Pollution Gas Health & Energy Videos
Scientists, Indigenous leaders, and medical experts, including neurologist and DEA member, Dr Carolyn Orr, have called for change to the WA government’s fire management practices, raising concerns about the harms ......Air Pollution Featured News News & Media
Doctors for the Environment Australia is thrilled to renew its partnership with the AMA to address the severe health impacts of climate change. Today, AMA President Prof Steve Robson and ......Event Featured Media Releases News & Media
Heatwaves have already begun in southern Australia this spring, and more are predicted over the summer months on the back of an El Nino declaration and worsening climate change. Dr ......Climate Change News & Media
Medical sector calls for urgent action on climate change and investment in healthcare sustainability
The Australian Medical Association and Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) are calling on federal, state and territory governments and the wider healthcare sector to take urgent action against climate ......Climate Change Media Releases News & Media Sustainable Health Care
DEA’s work is based on the premise that humans need a future with clean air and water, healthy soils capable of producing nutritious food, a stable climate, and a complex, ......Health & Energy Submissions
By Dr Carolyn Orr. Prescribed burning is done on a massive scale to try and protect us from wildfires. Does it actually work? Is it worth the cost? I address ......Other Resources
Media release: Health workers and consumers tell NSW Government “don’t make us cough up for Eraring”
Health workers are calling on the NSW Government to stick to the Eraring coal power station’s current closure date for the sake of the community’s health. Ten health organisations, representing ......Health & Energy Media Releases News & Media
DEA National Chair Dr John Van Der Kallen has welcomed a comprehensive report, based on a review of over 300 peer-reviewed studies, that demonstrates the health risks of fracking projects. ......Fracking News News & Media
Croakey: As Australia braces for summer, health sector urged to take strong stand against governments’ support for fossil fuels
Global heating requires our urgent attention, writes Dr Richard Yin. Like COVID, this is a public health emergency, and the signs are everywhere that the threat is escalating, exactly as ......Featured Gas News & Media Opinion Pieces