A group of 24 prominent Australians, including former Australian of the Year and epidemiologist Professor Fiona Stanley, have signed an open letter calling on political leaders to take "emergency-scale action".
Preventive health has long been underfunded in Australia. Dr Liz Hanna suggests that both the Prevention 1st election platform and Labor’s election announcements neglect to address critical threats to public health.
The Climate and Health Alliance released its scorecard ahead of the 2 July election, rating the major parties and media poorly for a lack of focus and debate on the potentially catastrophic risks of climate change to health.
The Lancet Commission on Health and Climate brings together more than 60 international experts as a new commission to respond to climate change, with the resulting research to be released at 00.01am GMT (9.00am AEST) on Tuesday 23rd June 2015.