The stakes are high and public opinion is clear: We must say no to Adani | Fiona Stanley

The stakes are high and public opinion is clear: We must say no to Adani | Fiona Stanley

In addition to the harmful impacts of coal on our health and climate, Adani has a disturbing record of workplace safety. We have to do what it takes to stop it

Why would a child and public health professional like me be so concerned by Adani’s proposed mega coal mine in Queensland? Should Queenslanders who are worried about employment get angry with doctors from interstate telling them what’s best? While the community may think that doctors just look after sick patients, there is a long and successful history of medical advocacy to improve the health of the whole community. We care deeply about the health, wellbeing and employment of all Australians.

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