A preliminary report of responses to the online survey accompanying the Discussion Paper: Towards a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being has now been released. 98% of respondents support a Strategy!
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.