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Media alert: Alarmed doctors descend on Canberra to warn of severe health risks from fracking

Doctors for the Environment Australia < 1 mins read

Doctors for the Environment Australia will join concerned colleagues from all over Australia in Canberra next Tuesday to urge the Prime Minister and his Government to stop fracking in the Beetaloo Basin by withdrawing funding for the proposed Middle Arm precinct to process gas. The doctors will warn that failure to cease fracking will pose significant health risks to all Australians.

The health professionals will be supported by climate organisations, young people, and First Nations delegates from across the country.

When: All day event, Tuesday 8 August 2023

Where: Parliament House, Canberra

Key times:

8am-9am Lawns of Parliament House

9am-10:30am Marble Foyer

10:30am Press conference: health professionals will stand together in support of colleagues across the country demanding the government withdraw support for fracking.

2pm Issue brought to Question Time in the House of Reps and the Senate


Dr Kate Wylie, GP and Executive Director of Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA)

Dr Brooke Ah Shay, NT DEA Chair

Visuals: Health professionals wearing scrubs and/or stethoscopes

Media contact:

To arrange an interview: Carmela Ferraro 0410 703 074, or Dr Kate Wylie 0432 871 389


The event in Canberra on Tuesday follows a recent open letter to the Prime Minister signed by more than 1100 health professionals.

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