CAHA in the media

Recent articles in the media featuring, authored, or co-authored by CAHA and its people include:



Federal Election 2019: The cost of inaction on Australia’s new number one threat 

Issue that could decide election Queensland Times


10 Ways to Tackle Climate Health Fallout - Australian Journal of Pharmacy

Climate-constrained healthcare - Inside Story

Health impacts key focus of new Queensland climate change strategy - ABC Online

Queensland Government funds plan to tackle climate-driven health risks - ABC News Radio

From local to global, the pressure for action on climate and health is growing - Croakey

Health a key focus of Qld climate plan -

Canavan ridicules climate health report, days after climate health expert wins Liberal safe seat - Renew Economy

Australia's Queensland Tackles Climate-Related Disease, Deaths - Voice of America

Australian climate policy ignoring billions in potential health savings, experts say - ABC Online

Australian climate policy "ignoring" billions in health savings - ABC Radio National Breakfast

'Someone could die': Deadly warning for players at Australian Open -

New Executive Director for Australia's Climate and Health Alliance - FMMagazine

Heat, health and climate: Aus Open's 'perverse' debacle - Gladstone Observer


The reality of living with 50℃ temperatures in our major cities - The Conversation

Mater hospital pulls logo from Queensland coalmine ad campaign - The Guardian

Leading Health Experts Launch a Framework for a National Climate and Health Strategy - Health Care Without Harm

A landmark development on health and climate: who will seize the moment? - Croakey

Health and climate change: time to lead - Insight, Medical Journal of Australia

Landmark framework paves way for action on climate and health - ANU, Climate Change Institute

Tripartisan #Auspol launch of #ClimateHealthStrategy in Canberra - No Fibs

A changing climate - Australian Journal of Pharmacy

Climate change: A turning point on public health? - ABC Radio National

Experts comment on "The Uninhabitable Earth" -

Impact of job losses in Hazelwood may outweigh health benefits - The Guardian

2016 crowned hottest year on record: Australia needs to get heat smart - The Conversation


Wrapping up an historic meeting on climate change and health: “The time will come…" - Jennifer Doggett, Croakey

The Health Impacts Of Climate Change Are Huge And Very Real - Josh Butler, The Huffington Post

Historic meeting pushes for national action on health and climate change - Melissa Sweet, Croakey

Medical staff in dark about policies to mitigate health risks of climate change, study says - Micheal Slezak, The Guardian

Climate policy needs a new lens: health and well-being - Fiona Armstrong and Peter Doherty, The Conversation

Midwives Can Lead on Climate Change - Maria McConkey, Australian Midwifery News

How Climate Change Impacts Health - Peter Doherty, Radio National Breakfast

Expert says humidity should be focus when trying to mitigate heat stress on workers - Tamara Howie, NT News

Humidity should be benchmark for tradies to down tools in Queensland, expert recommends - Matt Watson, ABC News

Sydney weather: Man killed as severe thunderstorms hit city's west - Lucy Cormack, Sarah Muller, Lisa Visentin - Sydney Morning Herald

Climate change could worsen diseases like Zika virus, experts say - Lucy Cormack, Sydney Morning Herald

Sizzling Sydney to hit 40 degrees Celsius - Lucy Cormack,

Sydney area an 'urban heat island' vulnerable to extreme temperatures - Lucy Cormack, Sydney Morning Herald



National Clean Air Agreement slammed for failing to comply with WHO air pollution guidelines - Anthony Stewart, ABC News

States divided, doctors disappointed as National Clean Air Agreement sets air pollution thresholds - Lucy Cormack, Sydney Morning Herald

How’s our health? – Beyond Zero Emissions Radio (with Peter Sainsbury and Fiona Armstrong)

Health concerns raised at meeting – Singleton Argus

Living With Coal – The Health Impacts (interview with Dr Peter Tait) Radio Adelaide

Letter to the editor – Maitland Mercury

Climate and Health Alliance report: What are the health costs from coal mining? (Interview with Assoc Prof Peter Sainsbury) – FBI Radio Backchat

How coal devastates health in the Hunter Valley – Green Left Weekly

Revealed: Major new coal mines planned for the Upper Hunter – Sydney Morning Herald

Our health at risk: Alliance – Muswellbrook Chronicle

Experts speak out on Hunter coal industry’s massive footprint (with infographic) – The Fifth Estate

OPINION: Costs of coal are too high (Fiona Armstrong) – Newcastle Herald

New report claims coal mining a public health burden – Hunter Valley News

A prescription for global public health: no more coal (Liz Hanna and Peter Sainsbury) – ABC Environment Online

Calls for Australia to commission research into impacts of coal – ABC Online

Australia’s Hunter Valley coal’s health bill more than $460m a year –

Hunter Valley coal’s annual health bill USD 600 million (Dr. Hanna) – Coal and Steel Guru

Our 47m health bill – Singleton Argus

Hunter coal health cost 600m a year – Herald Sun

The Courier Mail

The Australian

Business Spectator 

The Daily Telegraph

Coal health burden hits 600m – Medical Observer

ABC TV News (with Premier Mike Baird) 

ABC Radio New and Online 

ABC RN Life Matters (Bob Massie, mentions “fascinating” report)

NSW urged to ban new coal mines in the Hunter Valley on health and climate grounds – Guardian Australia

Sydney Morning Herald (page 7)

ABC Radio National Breakfast (Host Fran Kelly interviews report author Fiona Armstrong)

Newcastle Herald (front page) ‘

Hunter health bill 600m say doctors – The Land

Australian Policy Online



UN climate report warns of severe, irreversible impact

Health and climate change – Life Matters – ABC Radio National

Hot and bothered: our health under climate change by Bianca Nogrady



Climate change to cause significant loss of life: health research and policy forum – report on CAHA Forum in Cranaplus Magazine.

The heat is on by CAHA President Liz Hanna in the New Zealand Herald

Climate change adaptation: a mismanaged delusion by Fiona Armstrong onCroakey

Where is the leadership on health research and climate change? By CAHA Board Members Elizabeth Haworth, Brad Farrant and Fiona Armstrong on Croakey

Your MP doesn’t ‘believe’ in climate change? Ask the tough questions By CAHA Board members Brad Farrant, Fiona Armstrong withKaren Kiang and Mark Edwards oThe Conversation

Your MP won’t act on climate change? Ask the tough questions By CAHA Board member Brad Farrant and Mark Edwards on The Conversation

No evidence that wind turbines cause vibroacoustic disease: article in ABC Online The World Today featuring research by CAHA expert advisory committee member Professor Simon Chapman


Health impact of rising carbon levels said to be costing $6ba year Sydney Morning Herald

Carbon tax will cut health bill: expert Herald Sun

Australia’s fossil fuel sickness Climate Spectator

Health budget benefit from emissions cut BigPond News

all 96 news articles related to the release of CAHA and The Climate Institute report Our Uncashed Dividend »

Fourth Newcastle coal loader a public health menace, says forum

Green Left Weekly – 23 August 2012

Hospitals act to cut dangerous waste

Barossa & Light Herald – 22 August 2012

Help create an online publication covering climate change and health

Crikey (blog) – 6 Aug 2012

‘Sick of Coal’ public meeting

Newcastle Star – 21 August 2012

Climate talks in St Albans

Brimbank Leader – 25 Jul 2012

Climate Commissioners Professor Lesley Hughes, Professor Tim Flannery , Western Health CEO Kathryn Cook, and Fiona Armstrong, Convenor, Climate and Health Alliance. 

Carbon tax will cut health bill: expert

Herald Sun – Aug 14, 2012
Climate Spectator – Aug 14, 2012
NewsPoint Africa – Aug 14, 2012
Report Highlights Health Consequences Due To Fossil Fuels 
TopNews New Zealand – Aug 14, 2012

Cycle to aid earth and health

The Sunshine Coast Daily – Aug 14, 2012

Our Uncashed Dividend: The health benefits of climate action – Aug 13, 2012

Health budget benefit from emissions cut

BigPond News – Aug 13, 2012

United Business Media 7 December 2011

Health groups prescribe hydration for Murray–Darling communities

ECOS Magazine 29 August 2011

Bligh cries foul over carbon tax cash for Victoria

The Age, 22 July 2011

So the carbon price means climate policy is sorted, right? Wrong…

Croakey 11 July 2011

We will be better off with a price on carbon – PHAA Intouch Magazine


Partyline, November 2010

New alliance for climate action

Croakey, September 2, 2010

Hearing from the new Climate and Health Alliance

Croakey, May 26, 2010

Do we need a “Green Health Alliance”?

Melissa Sweet from Croakey published the original proposal for CAHA, first circulated among health care stakeholders in May 2010 as a proposal to establish a “Green Health Alliance”.