Tarun Weeramanthri is the President of the Public Health Association of Australia, and an adjunct professor in the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Western Australia. He is a specialist in internal medicine and public health, and has a PhD in social medicine. Tarun was Chief Health Officer in Western Australia (WA) from 2008 to 2018, and in the Northern Territory (NT) from 2004 to 2007. He recently completed an Inquiry into the Impacts of Climate Change on Health in WA, on behalf of the WA Government.
Every jurisdiction in Australia, except the Commonwealth, is committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050
Over the past several years, the states and territories have been driving policy on climate change in Australia. A concrete example is the commitment from every jurisdiction in Australia, except the Commonwealth, to achieving net zero emissions by 2050. This progress by the states and territories was recently acknowledged by the president of the next Continue reading »