Labor backs AMA’s climate emergency declaration

first_imgLabor backs AMA’s climate emergency declaration Tasmanian LaborTasmania needs real action on climate changeSupport for peak medical body move on climate change health emergencyPremier must pressure his Federal colleaguesLabor backs the Australian Medical Association Tasmania’s recognition of climate change as a health emergency.Shadow Minister for Climate Change Alison Standen said the AMA’s announcement should be a wakeup call for the Liberal Government to act to deliver real climate action.“There can be no doubt that climate change is a genuine and pressing health emergency and it must be part of all government planning and decision making,” Ms Standen said.“Our community is deeply concerned about the future, and among younger people climate change is the most important issue for government to address.“Peter Gutwein must put maximum pressure on his Federal colleagues to take real action on climate change both within Australia and on the international stage.“For too long this issue has been toyed with at the Federal level with the Coalition at odds with itself and climate deniers continuing to occupy Scott Morrison’s front bench.“Peter Gutwein also needs to put some money where his mouth is and take real action on Tasmania’s climate change policy.“Labor calls on the Premier to commit to details on consultation and a timeline for the completion of the review of the Climate Change Act.“The state meeting its net zero emissions target for the fourth-year running is welcome news, but the Premier can no longer hide behind the spin.“Climate change is a health emergency and it must be treated with the urgency this calls for.”Alison Standen MP Shadow Minister for Climate Change /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AMA, Australia, Australian, Australian Medical Association, climate change, community, Emergency, Federal, Government, Minister, Morrison, running, Scott Morrison, Tasmania, Tasmanian Labor, Tassie, zero-emissionlast_img read more