‘As the temperatures rise, so will we’

  The connection between climate change and health fires up student nurses and midwives. Two Sydney-based nursing students, Natalie Murray and Sarah Cheer, organised a contingent from the University of Notre Dame to 
attend School Strike 4 Climate and 
won the backing of the university in the process. “We have been going class to class […]

National Environmental Protection Measures Variation Inquiry

More than 3000 Australians die from exposure to air pollution each year. Thousands of others suffer health effects like strokes, heart disease and asthma. Australia’s current air pollution standards are not strong enough to protect human health. Right now we have a rare opportunity to strengthen these weak air pollution standards and protect the health […]

Is toxic air pollution happening near you?

Right now, the NSW Government is reviewing the pollution licences for coal-fired power stations. The Eraring, Vales Point and Mt Piper power stations are some of the state’s biggest sources of air pollution. By installing readily available pollution controls, generators can reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen and mercury by as much as […]

Pioneering strategy to protect health of Australians from climate change

Today’s launch of the innovative new Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being by a coalition of leading health organisations presents a unique opportunity for Australian policymakers to take meaningful action to mitigate the damage climate change will cause to public health. The Climate and Health Alliance, a coalition of major health […]

Doctors and nurses urge Commonwealth Bank not to fund Adani mine

Doctors and nurses in stethoscopes and surgical masks carrying placards highlighting health risks such as black lung from the Adani mine will deliver a letter to the Commonwealth Bank’s Board of Directors at its Sussex St headquarters at 12.00pm, Wednesday 7 June. Doctors, nurses and community members will deliver the Commonwealth Bank’s Board of Directors […]

Health experts call for national strategy on climate change

A new report released today following an extensive national consultation with health and medical groups stakeholders has revealed deep concerns about federal government inaction on climate change. There is overwhelming support for national action to promote health and welfare of all Australians in the face of increased climate risks. This report details the outcomes from consultation […]

NSWNMA opposes coal seam gas mining in NSW

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association opposes coal seam gas mining across NSW and is opposed to the Santos Narrabri Coal Seam Gas Project going ahead. This report focuses on the health and environmental issues associated with unconventional or coal seam gas. Download the submission: Banning CSG in NSW and opposting Santos Narrabri CSG Proposal

Australia’s health leaders tackle climate change at Parliament

Representatives from Australia’s leading health and medical groups met in Canberra on Monday to call on politicians to take immediate steps to protect the health of Australians from the impacts of climate change. A nation-wide consultation has revealed deep concern within the health sector that there is currently no national health plan to deal with […]

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