Rita Martin of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association is in Paris and attended the Climate and Health summit, held alongside the ongoing UN climate talks. Here's a brief report Rita sent on Saturday - and some photos. Nurse Uncut will...
On the eve of the huge UN summit on climate change in Paris, millions of people in hundreds of major cities all over the world are taking to the streets this Sunday. We will also gather in Australian cities. By coming together we...
Can your hospital do something meaningful to reduce its carbon footprint? Well, nine leading health care institutions from around the globe are pledging to take action on climate change, kicking off a campaign to mobilise hospitals worldwide to address this pressing...
Janet Roden attended the Health and Environmental Sustainability conference put on in Melbourne last month by the Victorian branch of the Australian Nurses and Midwives' Federation. Janet reports back on two inspiring speakers. NSWNMA will be holding a seminar on...
Angie Gittus, a nurse from Murwillumbah in northern NSW, joined hundreds of other local protestors - or protectors - in a recent bid to stop drilling for coal seam gas in the Northern Rivers. Their Bentley Blockade developed into...
Feedback from the seminar on Environmental Health on 14 March was extremely positive - Bernhard wrote an account of the day here. Those who couldn't make it can now listen to the expert speakers via podcast - click on the link...
A special seminar on Environmental Health will be held at the NSWNMA in Waterloo (south Sydney) on Friday 14 March, with international speaker Dr Barbara Sattler and guests Fiona Armstrong and Teresa Lewis discussing fracking, coal seam gas, climate change and their impact on...
Today’s guest post is the second part of an account by Angie Gittus, a CNS at Murwillumbah Hospital who was part of a team of early responders to the typhoon in the Phillippines. Yesterday in part one Angie told...
Today's guest post is by Angie Gittus, a CNS at Murwillumbah Hospital. Last November, Angie was selected as part of a medical team of early responders to the devastation caused by the typhoon in the Phillippines. She writes: "A...
The Human Cost of Power is a new film that  explores the significant health impacts associated with the massive expansion of coal mining and unconventional gas extraction (fracking) in Australia. This film is an eye-opener. It was directed by science journalist Alexandra...
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