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An open letter to the Prime Minister, the Honourable Tony Abbott, MP

Stephen R Leeder
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (5): 252. || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01095

A call for active leadership on climate change

This week the Journal publishes an open letter from 12 medical and health scientists to the Prime Minister urging that climate change be included on the agenda for the upcoming G20 meeting that he is hosting in Brisbane in November. The letter argues that climate change and health are interlocked with the global economy, and that vigorous and enlightened debate about the consequences of climate change on human health is justified at a meeting focused on international economics.

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  • Stephen R Leeder

  • Medical Journal of Australia, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: sleeder@mja.com.au

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