Climate health inquiry: where sustainability, public health law and climate action intersect

Tarun S Weeramanthri, Sarah Joyce and Revle Bangor‐Jones
Med J Aust 2020; 212 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50541
Published online: 4 May 2020

The origins, scope and significance of the 2019–2020 Climate Health Western Australia Inquiry

Societal action has not proved timely or sufficient, both globally and in Australia, to counter the evident public health threat from climate change.1

  • Department of Health, Government of Western Australia, Perth, WA


The Climate Health WA Inquiry has been initiated and is funded by the Government of WA, via the Public and Aboriginal Health Division of the WA Health Department. The funding entity is kept regularly up to date with the progress of the inquiry, and senior members have seen and are supportive of this publication. We acknowledge the contribution of Cate Law, Faye Bowman, Luke van der Beeke and Loraine Abernethie as members of the project team, who contributed to the design and conduct of the inquiry. We also thank Andrew Robertson, WA Chief Health Officer, and Gino Marinucci, Principal Policy Advisor to the Minister for Health, for their support and guidance throughout the process.

Competing interests:

This inquiry has been initiated and funded by the Government of WA. Tarun Weeramanthri is an independent public health consultant, and is on a temporary WA Department of Health contract solely for the purposes of conducting the inquiry. Sarah Joyce and Revle Bangor‐Jones are permanent employees of the WA Department of Health, and have been seconded to the inquiry.


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