Former State Chief Health Officers join health leaders for climate action in Parliament

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Two former State Chief Health Officers are among a group of 30 health leaders descending on Parliament today to lobby for urgent climate action to protect health. 

 

Emeritus Professor Gerard FitzGerald preceded Dr Jeannette Young in the role of Chief Health Officer of Queensland, serving in the role from 2003-2005, and Dr Roscoe Taylor who retired as Tasmania's Chief Health Officer in 2015 are joining the group, with representatives of health organisations from across the country. 

 

The group of health leaders is set to meet 30 Members of Parliament and Senators from across the political spectrum in Parliament today, seeking Parliamentarians' support for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being, a request backed by over 50 health, social welfare and conservation groups.

 

The Senate will also be considering a motion on climate change and health calling for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being. 

 
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