A joint statement addressed to energy ministers meeting at COAG by 150 concerned GPs, emergency doctors, public health physicians, paediatricians, physicians, surgeons, medical students and other health specialists.
As doctors, we call on the energy ministers to enact energy policy that protects public health as a matter of priority.
The National Energy Guarantee proposed by the Coalition Government fails health on the following points:
This initiative took place at iDEA18, a national medical conference highlighting the vital link between planetary health and human health.
Dr Graeme McLeay, 0429 416 172
Communications and Media Coordinator Carmela Ferraro, 04107 03074
IDEA18 is organised by Doctors for the Environment Australia
We an independent organisation of medical doctors protecting health through care of the environment.
DEA is supported by a Scientific Committee of distinguished health experts:
Prof Stephen Boyden AM, Prof Emeritus Chris Burrell AO, Prof Peter Doherty AC, Prof Michael Kidd AM, Prof David de Kretser AC, Prof Stephen Leeder AO, Prof Ian Lowe AO, Prof Robyn McDermott, Prof Lidia Morawska, Prof Peter Newman AO, Prof Emeritus Sir Gustav Nossal AC, Prof Hugh Possingham, Prof Lawrie Powell AC, Prof Fiona Stanley AC, Dr Rosemary Stanton OAM, Dr Norman Swan