Healthy Futures teamed up with Doctors for the Environment Australia and the Climate and Health Alliance to deliver a letter to the Victorian Government calling for a plan to end coal in the Latrobe Valley – signed by over 300 health professionals.
The letter was received on behalf of the Victorian Premier by the Parliamentary Secretary for Health Mary-Anne Thomas.
The letter was covered by The Age here and ABC online here, as well as by several radio stations. Click here to watch news coverage by WIN regional TV.
Health Futures will be watching the Government closely to see how they respond to the letter. But in the meantime, Healthy Futures is powering ahead with its campaigns for health sector superannuation funds HESTA and First State Super to divest from fossil fuel companies.
Getting HESTA and First State Super to divest would mean $86 billion of our money kept out of coal, oil and gas companies that are driving the climate crisis.
This month Healthy Futures has two key events coming up in our divestment campaigns – a training session on April 16th and an action on April 29th. Sign up to help get superannuation out of fossil fuels? Click here to find out more.
Support the Healthy Futures campaign
The Union strongly believes that climate change is union business. We know that climate change threatens our health by increasing the risks of heatwaves, bushfires, droughts and storms, displacing people and straining our health systems.
And right now HESTA and First State Super (FSS), Australia’s biggest health industry super funds, are investing our money in fossil fuels – coal, oil and gas.
Join us in asking HESTA and FSS to divest from fossil fuels at www.healthyfutures.net.au/divest.
We know that if enough of us raise our voices, HESTA will do the right thing for health and help pave the way to a safe and healthy future.