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As Santos sponsors the Tour Down Under, it’s time to ban fossil fuel advertising

As Santos sponsors the Tour Down Under, it’s time to ban fossil fuel advertising

Dr Kate Wylie writes a powerful opinion article stating why the #TourDownUnder should not be sponsored by the fossil fuel giant Santos.

Dr Wylie writes, that fossil fuels, such as gas, petroleum and coal, are not just the main cause of climate change, they are having other devastating effects on our health, environment and climate.

Why then is South Australia still allowing a fossil fuel company to leverage a key sporting event to promote its brand?

South Australia has a proud history of taking the lead on clean energy, but to have a healthy climate we must also clean our health, sport, arts and community organisations from the influence of fossil fuels.

Dr Kate Wylie is an Adelaide GP and the Deputy Chair of DEA.

The article was published on 12 January 2023 in more than 39 ACM titles across regional and rural areas across Australia.