The Climate and Health Alliance, led by their President Dr Liz Hanna, launched a collaboratively developed Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia at Parliament House on 22 June.
The launch of the document secured tri-partisan support, with the event co-hosted by Commonwealth Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt, Shadow Minister for Health, Catherine King, and Australian Greens Leader, Senator Richard Di Natale. The ALP have since announced that they will develop and implement a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia, based on the Framework.
The launch is a milestone achievement in Australia, and a world first, and attracted good media coverage including:
Health groups urge coal phase-out and strong emissions reduction - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/22/australian-health-groups-urge-coal-phase-out-and-strong-emissions-reduction
Climate change is harming the health of Australians http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/07/climate-change-harming-health-australia-170702082331151.html