Dr Rosalie Schultz, PHAA Environment and Ecology Special Interest Group member “Imagine if trees gave off Wifi signals. We … More
Tag: Climate change
How can we build a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient health system?
Ahmed Hasan, Amandi Hiyare, Priyanka Multani The second edition of Global Public Health Week is currently underway and will run … More
Proposed polluting precinct set for Top End sparks concern for environment and health
Lily Pratt, PHAA Policy Officer, and Environment Centre NT Last week’s announcement that the Minister for the Environment and Water, … More
Food, nutrition and climate: What was on the table at COP27?
Holley Jones, PHAA Food and Nutrition Special Interest Group member COP 27 in Egypt The 27th Conference of the … More
An election on health lacking vision beyond hospitals: why Victoria must invest in Public Health and prevention
PHAA Victoria Prevention Subcommittee The PHAA’s Victorian branch, in partnership with the Australian Health Promotion Association and Australasian Epidemiological Association, … More
Centre for Disease Control seen as key for tackling COVID and climate change
Introduction by Croakey: Last week’s decision by National Cabinet to end mandatory COVID-19 isolation and pandemic payments has sparked strong … More
Our home, our body, our planet
By Takuzo Kimura, physiotherapist and volunteer with the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) Has your room ever gotten a little … More
Climate action needed to protect public health
PHAA Intern Allyson Todd and PHAA Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser Malcolm Baalman Climate change poses one of the biggest … More
Under-resourced and undermined: as floods hit south-west Sydney, our research shows councils aren’t prepared
Nicky Morrison, Western Sydney University and Patrick Harris, UNSW Sydney Thousands of people in south-western Sydney have been ordered to … More
ANZJPH study shows the benefits of heatwave warnings for our most vulnerable
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA As Australia swelters through another scorching summer, a new report published in the Australian and New … More
Be angry about politics in Australia, and vote thoughtfully
Dr Peter W Tait – PHAA I assume Malcolm Baalman’s questions: “Why do democratic governments keep letting their people suffer … More
How nurses can help fight climate change
Dr Aletha Ward – University of Southern Queensland Nurses have been frontline in the pandemic response, demonstrating leadership in communicating … More
Why do democratic governments keep letting their people suffer the impacts of climate disruption?
Malcolm Baalman – PHAA The circus that was the UN Climate Conference in Glasgow has come and gone. The results … More
Study tracks sun protection behavioural changes as world meets for COP26 climate summit
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA For the first time in nearly two years the world’s attention is about to switch from … More
What’s in the WHO’s COP26 Special Report on Climate Change and Health?
Anna Alex – PHAA intern Leading up to COP26 in Glasgow next week, the World Health Organisation has released a … More
Is the Australian Government doing enough to counter the impacts of climate change on Torres Strait Islander communities?
Anna Alex – PHAA intern Back in May 2019, a group of Torres Strait Islanders lodged a landmark climate and … More
Say it loud and clear: Climate change is a health problem
Alex Hewish and Remy Shergill – Climate And Health Alliance Climate change. The average Australian is aware that the world … More
Forum calls for health to be the main driver for climate action
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA In responding to COVID-19, governments everywhere, including in Australia, have dropped the ball on protecting … More
Mental health and adaptation to climate change
Dr Fiona Robards, Co-Convenor Mental Health Special Interest Group, PHAA Climate change presents an existential threat. It is almost unbelievable … More
Coordinating a response to bushfire and climate change crisis
By David Templeman, former Director General of Emergency Management Australia and President of the Public Health Association Australia As states … More
The earth is breathing easier
Major cities and their birds are breathing easier. Across China, smog has given way to the colour blue. Even the snow-capped Himalayas are visible from parts of Northern India for the first time in local’s memories.