Environment Ministers are likely to come together in late 2019 to make a decision whether or not to vary the national air pollution standards for sulfur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen and ozone that were first adopted in 1998. The review process involves the Environment Ministers from all nine Australian state, territory and Commonwealth governments.
Our goal is for Ministers to set international best practice standards for ambient air concentrations of sulfur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen and Ozone, which are consistent with, or stronger than, the relatively conservative World Health Organisation guidelines.
Australian people and communities expect to be able to breath clean air. This means best practice pollution control standards. Ministers need to listen to the community and know that there’s widespread interest in this decision.