Air pollution

More than 3000 Australians die from exposure to air pollution each year. Thousands of others suffer health effects like strokes, heart disease and asthma.

Our laws fail to address problems in pollution hotspots – like the Latrobe Valley, the Hunter Valley and the NSW Central Coast – where polluters often exceed the limits for air pollution. Australia needs stronger laws to protect our health.

Environmental Justice Australia aims to make sure polluters reduce and control their toxic air pollution as much as possible. We work with community groups, experts and advocates to achieve national laws that reduce air pollution levels and safeguard clean air – so all Australians can breathe clean air.

Coal train at Wollar (west of Muswellbrook) NSW

2018: Deteriorating air quality in NSW

February 12, 2019

NSW Labor commits to stricter power station pollution controls

February 6, 2019

Tell the NSW Premier to clean up coal-fired power station pollution

January 31, 2019

Working with communities for clean air in 2018

December 20, 2018

Clean air for all Victorians?

October 31, 2018

Stop toxic coal pollution hurting our communities

October 31, 2018

Vales Point ash dump from above

Power stations could reduce their toxic pollution by 85%

October 17, 2018

Vales Point ash dump from above

Clean air survey

October 10, 2018

International experts slam Victorian power station regulation

September 21, 2018

Air pollution: news and media

February 14, 2019

Power station pollution control licence renewed (Coast Community News)

February 12, 2019

Clean air for NSW: 2018 update

February 4, 2019

NSW Labor promises review of power plants’ environmental licences (Newcastle Herald)

February 4, 2019

Victorian Labor Government under pressure after NSW Labor Opposition commits to crack down on pollution from coal-fired power stations

February 1, 2019

ALP foreshadows protecting communities from power station pollution by pledging to set world’s-best health standards

January 31, 2019

‘Blue in the face’: NSW power plants in Labor’s electoral sights (Sydney Morning Herald)