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Media Alert: Health workers at federal Parliament tomorrow calling on Bowen to Save Lives with Solar

Healthy Futures < 1 mins read

What: Healthcare workers will deliver an open letter to the Federal Climate Change & Energy Minister’s Office, from 25 organisations representing over 50,000 health professionals, calling on the Federal Government to accelerate roll out of rooftop solar on social housing to protect health

Where: Federal Parliament steps

When: Tuesday, March 26th, at 11:00 pm - 12:00 pm, photo opportunities and representative quote availability

Who: Representatives from The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Healthy Futures

Why: Extreme heat kills thousands of Australians every year by increasing the risk of heart attacks, kidney failure, strokes and other health impacts. People in social housing need energy-efficient homes with cheap, solar-powered air conditioning to keep them safe from the growing health impacts of climate change. Read more about the letter and see signatories here:

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