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Environment and health round up: The ticking clock, Palmer’s plans and a challenge to the medical fraternity.

According to an article in the SMH this week, the IPCC are preparing to release a report which will show that time is rapidly running out to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees. The report will discuss mechanisms of cutting carbon emissions including renewable energy sources and “clean” fossil fuels. The draft report apparently acknowledges that [...]

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The Health Wrap: Workplace mental health, an Indigenous health mix-bag, and health budget predictions

By Melissa Davey Employee well-being is being addressed, but needs work Mental health in the workplace is becoming an increasingly discussed issue as mental illness becomes less stigmatised, and workplaces are seen as key partners in its prevention and treatment. Writing for Croakey, Jaelea Skehan and Brian Kelly say it is promising to see workplaces given a [...]

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Health sector urged to engage with social media advocacy around climate change

The previous Croakey post contained some advice, from the BMJ and elsewhere, for how health professionals might respond to the climate emergency. In the article below, Fiona Armstrong, convenor of the Climate and Health Alliance, suggests the health sector should be engaging with social media, and invites you to join a social media Thunderclap on climate [...]

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On climate change and human survival: this is an emergency (and how health professionals might respond)

“Climate change could make humans extinct warns health expert” – this is a headline ahead of today’s launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Impacts volume of the Fifth Assessment Report. This headline represents news that is also not news. We know this. We have been told and told. Again and again. It’s [...]

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What did you do while the earth was unravelling? Health sector urged to act on climate change

Doctors and medical students gathered in Melbourne recently for a stellar line up of speakers at a Doctors for the Environment Australia conference. As The Guardian has already reported, Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt faced a sceptical crowd, with medical leaders unhappy about the government’s climate change policies. Thanks to the tweeters for providing the below [...]

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A challenge to Australia: make sure every child has access to affordable healthy food

Marie McInerney reports: Here’s a challenge to Australian politicians, leading food retailers like Woolworths and Coles and perhaps consumers: make sure that every child in the country has access to affordable fruit and vegetables by 2017, “whatever their postcode”. It was laid down last week by global health campaigner Alessandro Demaio who says Australia can’t [...]

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What did the Marches in March reveal about community health concerns? And the global picture…

So much of the dialogue around health is top-down, driven by the interests of institutions, professionals, corporates, governments, and others with traditional forms of power. The recent series of Marches in March can be explored from many different angles, but one is the opportunity they brought for the community to speak up on health concerns. [...]

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Global manifestos & calls to arms on health, equity, gender, climate: ‘Act in the world with a sense of eternity’.

Need some inspiration on global justice, health, and equity? The past week or so has brought some powerful interventions from The Lancet, the World Health Organisation and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on how we should inhabit this planet and how and where we are failing. ‘A new vision for planetary health’ British medical [...]

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Some interesting predictions for our future – and what these might mean for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing

Where do you think Australia is heading? And what might that mean for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and research? Contrasting scenarios are imagined in a new report from The Lowitja Institute, The Shape of Things to Come: Visions for the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.  The report is based [...]

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Hazelwood mine fire: health risks and public health response options

The Hazelwood coal mine fire that has been burning in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley since February 9 is raising major public health issues for those living in and near the town of Morwell. In the post below, Fay Johnston and Guy Marks from the Centre for Air quality and health Research and Evaluation* consider the health [...]

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