Fires of unprecedented number and ferocity are today raging in New South Wales and Queensland. Residents in some regions woke to news that the fire danger was “catastrophic”. Rural fire chief Shane Fitzsimmons was blunt when he explained what...
Global warming is accelerating, driven by the continuing rise in greenhouse gas emissions. Australia’s climate has warmed by just over 1°C since 1910, with global temperatures on course for a 3-5°C rise this century. Australia is ahead of the global...
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) recently declared climate change a health emergency, reflecting similar positions taken by a growing list of peak medical bodies around the world. The AMA’s statement highlights the significant impacts climate change is having on physical...
This World Environment Day, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association’s (NSWNMA) Janet Roden writes about the need for stricter air pollution controls to protect the environment and health of our communities. The NSWNMA believes that its members and NSW...
Following the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association's recent Environmental Health Seminar earlier this month, a further education opportunity has arisen, facilitated by the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA). Register now - Sydney Climate Health Champions Workshop As we approach the federal...
It’s now late spring, with summer just around the corner, and many people with hay fever suffer at this time of year in Australia. Although the cause of this suffering is invisible to us, it is actually all around...
The International Council of Nurses is calling for urgent action on climate change.
This Environmental Health Seminar for Nurses and Midwives was held at the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association (NSWNMA) in April this year, where health professionals came together to tackle the big issues. More than 40 nurses and midwives attended this...
Clearing the Air 2018 Conferences and Lobby Days are a part of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby Australia’s series of regional and national networking, training and lobbying events across Australia. The NSW/ACT Annual Conference was held in June 2018 in Canberra. These are...
1 Million Women is offering the chance for a young woman to undertake communications training to expand her skills and knowledge and bring those learnings back to 1 Million Women through the Tara Hunt Scholarship. It's a four-week journey...