Submissions

"Inquiry into the effectiveness of House Committees"...

Submission to the Standing Committee on Procedure "Inquiry into the effectiveness of House Committees”
The submission can be read here - Submission number 17
This submission explores the role of House Committees in informing elected representative on complex issues and suggests avenues for more effective government and further education. Examples of complex issues are climate change and the demise of the River Murray system.

Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Agricultural and Related Industries Inquiry into food production in Australia

This submission can be read here, submission number 150.
The submission addresses many important aspects of agricultural food production and the health of rural communities.

Sustainable Hospitals - Response to Victorian Climate Change Green Paper

To read the submission click here. Doctors for the Environment Australia has a "green hospitals group" and is taking an increasing interest in promoting action to reduce the carbon footprint of hospitals. Although the submission is to the Government of Victoria, it is nevertheless relevant to all hospitals in Australia. For further information on this topic read
Saving Carbon, Improving Health: NHS Carbon Reduction Strategy for England – a position paper from the NHS Sustainable Development Unit

DEA Submission on the South Australian Public Health Bill 2009

To read the Bill and Explanatory paper, click here. The DEA submission recommends that the new Bill extends its concept of public health into the health impacts of Global Environmental Change and its components such as climate change which are increasingly important for population health. We also urge that the legislation be strengthened to be more proactive in promoting sustainable healthy environments, rather than just reactive to potential threats.

DEA Submission to the Government of WA on Genetically Modified Crops

DEA (WA) opposes cultivation of current GM crops in WA. The health reasons for our opposition are listed.

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DEA Submission to Government of South Australia on the proposed Olympic Dam Expansion EIS

The Proposed Olympic Dam Expansion to increase the production of copper and uranium from an open cut mine will have significant impacts on national green house emissions and on water security in South Australia. DEA believes that health implications have not been addressed in the EIS of 4200 pages. These relate particularly to the production of uranium and the storage of waste which is likely to be a threat to human health for thousands of years. The DEA submission pays attention to the potential effect of this proposal on the sustainability of South Australia.

Submission (number 401) to the Senate Select Committee on Climate Policy, April 2009

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/climate_ctte/submissions/sublist.htm

Transcript of DEA Presentation to the Senate Committee Select Committee hearing by Dr. Irene Kirczenow
http://www.aph.gov.au/hansard/senate/commttee/S11983.pdf

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Submission (number 70) to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee.

Inquiry into the investment of Commonwealth and State funds public passenger transport infrastructure and services.
http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/rrat_ctte/public_transport/submissions/sublist.htm
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Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics Inquiry into the Renewable Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics Inquiry into the Renewable Energy Legislation Amendment (Renewable Power Percentage) Bill 2008.
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