Did you know that 3,000 Australians each year die prematurely from the effects of air pollution?
All Australians should have the right to breathe clean air, but that’s not currently the case.
From children breathing truck fumes in Melbourne’s west, to young families affected by coal dust in NSW’s Hunter region, to young and healthy people in Morwell breathing fumes from a fire in a major coal mine, this issue affects Australians from all over the country.
State governments are responsible for air pollution regulation, but after delaying action since 2003, it’s fair to say they’ve dropped the ball. The only answer is strong, national air pollution laws.
Read the report Clearing the air: Why Australia urgently needs effective national air pollution laws (PDF 1.6MB)