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Media alert for action at Victorian Parliament Steps: HEALTH EXPERTS ASK VIC GOV TO HELP HOUSEHOLDS GET OFF GAS

Healthy Futures 2 mins read

WHEN

12.30pm - 1pm

Wednesday 31 May 2023

WHERE

Victorian Parliament Steps

Spring St, Melbourne

WHAT

30 healthcare workers will gather at the Victorian Parliament Steps to send the Victorian Government a strong message that gas use in homes is harmful to health. 

 

Images and video will be available on the day, by request. 

WHO

Delegates from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australian Federation of Medical Women will speak at the Victorian Parliament Steps. 

 

These delegates will attend the action after meeting with the Victorian Minister for Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio and Parliamentary Secretary for Women’s Health Kat Theophanous, where they will present an open letter asking the Minister  to support Victorian households to switch from gas to renewable electricity urgently to protect their health. The open letter is signed by 150 Victorian health and community service workers and 30 health organisations.

 

Available for interview:

  • Dr Aadhil Aziz, Co-Deputy Chair of the Royal Australian College of GPs Victorian Branch

  • Professor Diana Egerton-Warburton OAM, member and previous Chair of the Australian College for Emergency Medicine’s Public Health and Disaster Committee

  • Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, President of the Australian Federation of Medical Women

   

About us:

Healthy Futures is campaigning for a world where communities can thrive with clean air, clean energy and a safe and safe climate. We are a non-profit organisation that engages and empowers health professionals, students and community members to protect health by tackling climate change and fossil fuel pollution.


Contact details:

James Atkinson 0415 162 712



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