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Health groups call for climate to be recognised in National Preventive Health Strategy

Over 30 health groups associated with the Climate and Health Alliance have issued a Joint Statement calling on the federal Health Minister to recognise climate change in the National Preventive Health Strategy, currently in development.

The Joint Statement, signed by the Public Health Association of Australia, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, and Australian Association of Social Workers states, "A National Preventive Health Strategy that is fit for purpose in the 21st century must address climate change -- or it will fail in its objectives."

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September Update: What have we been up to?

The Climate and Health Alliance has had a busy couple of months! Our growing team worked on the Northern Territory Election, and ran a series of events which will inform our strategy moving forward.

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Health groups: Senate must block government environment law changes to protect health

Leading health organisations are calling on the Senate to block the Coalition government’s amendments to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act in order to protect the health of the community, following the government gagging debate yesterday to rush the amendments through the House of Representatives.

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Health groups critical of rushed environment laws

Leading health organisations are deeply concerned about an attempt from the Federal Government to rush through major changes to our environmental laws in order to facilitate an expansion of the gas industry.

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Global health network calls for ‘health in all policies’ approach beyond COVID-19

A global network of health organisations working across 11 countries and spanning five continents has today issued a powerful statement calling for a “health in all policies” and “systems change” approach in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Eden-Monaro: Liberal candidate climate bushfire claims wrong and seem self-serving

Climate and Health Alliance expert adviser Dr Liz Hanna has dismissed the Liberal candidate for Eden-Monaro Fiona Kotvojs's claims that governments cannot address heat as a cause of bushfires as wrong and potentially self-serving. Ms Kotvojs's claims were made in a submission to the Bushfire Royal Commission.

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Fiona on COVID-19 & climate on ABC TV Weekend Breakfast

“If we are destroying the natural environment, we’re destroying the foundations for human health and well-being.” Our Executive Director Fiona Armstrong spoke about the connections between COVID-19 and the climate and environmental crises with ABC TV Weekend Breakfast over the weekend.

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Second hottest summer on record evidence of climate health emergency

The release of the Bureau of Meteorology's Australia in summer 2019–20 report confirming that last summer was the second hottest on record is growing evidence of the health emergency of climate change, Climate and Health Alliance Executive Director Fiona Armstrong said.

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Messages from Antarctica: Dr Ying Zhang

CAHA board member A/Prof Ying Zhang has returned from the largest-ever female expedition to Antarctica, as a Homeward Bound Fellow. Here are the messages from the Antarctic.

 

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Lancet Countdown Policy Brief points to CAHA's National Strategy

The most recent Lancet Countdown policy brief for Australia has pointed to CAHA's Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being as a key recommendation for Australian policymakers to adopt in order to respond to climate change and its impact on health.

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