The recent demonstration where Doctors, Nurses Staged An AGL Climate Protest, received widespread media coverage. A Media report collating coverage suggest that the audience reach for the TV and radio segments was around 250,000 people!
Protest Media Coverage
The media have been drawn to our PPE activists, giving them widespread coverage and with most pieces successfully conveying the intention of the action and importance of our open letter (which nearly 700 healthcare workers have now signed).
Here’s a list of some of the coverage you might be interested in viewing, and hopefully sharing:
- The Age, (syndicated in other Fairfax papers eg. SMH, Brisbane Times)
- Perth Now (syndicated in other AAP papers eg. Canberra Times, Manning River Times etc)
- ABC News, Guardian live blog
- South Asia Times, Echo, Solar Quotes, Latrobe Valley Express
- 3AW, Power FM, 3BA FM, ABC Gippsland, TRFM
Advocacy makes a difference in spreading awareness!
Photo credit – Julian Meehan www.southasiatimes.com.au/australia/healthcare-workers-stage-climate-die-in-at-agl-melbourne-office/
Magdalena is the President of the AFMW (2020-) and former President of VMWS (2013 & 2017-2020). She is a leading women’s health expert, keynote speaker, climate change and gender equity advocate, government advisor and holds positions on several not for profit organisations bridging gaps across the health sector.
Magdalena’s deep engagements with the RACGP over many years includes chair of Women in General Practice, is currently on the RACGP Expert Committee Quality Care, prior to that on RACGP eHealth Expert Committee. She is a regular media spokesperson on numerous health issues, being interviewed most weeks by mainstream and medical media. Magdalena has represented the RACGP at senate enquiries and has worked on several National Health Framework reviews, author of the RACGP Guide on Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery and co-reviewer of the RACGP Red Book Women’s Health Chapter.
Both an RACGP examiner and University examiner she supervises medical students and undertakes general practice research and is a GP Educator. Roles outside of RACGP include the Strategy and Policy Committee for Breast Cancer Network Australia, Board Director of the Melbourne University Teaching Health Clinics and the elected GP representative to the AMA Federal Council.
Magdalena has presented at the United Nations as part of the Australian Assembly and was recently appointed the Australian representative to the World Health Organisation, World Assembly on COVID 19, by the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA).
A/Professor Simonis was a member of the National COVID-19 Taskforce expert committee which will lead into the development of the Australian CDC.