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Medical groups are urging Greg Hunt to include climate change in 10-year health strategy

Medical groups are astonished climate change isn’t mentioned in the consultation paper to develop a 10-year national preventative health strategy.
SBS, 22  Sept 20

A national preventative health strategy is useless if it doesn’t address the risks of climate change, experts have told the responsible minister.

Numerous health groups from across the country have signed a joint statement to Health Minister Greg Hunt calling for climate change to be a key part of the national preventative health strategy.

The strategy is currently being developed, with public feedback on its consultation paper open until the end of the month.

Climate change isn’t mentioned in the paper despite health groups telling the government about the risks it poses to health……….

September 24, 2020 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, health

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