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.

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

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Air pollution and community health road trip

August 14, 2018

Gladstone Power Station. Photo by Jan Arens

Will Australia’s main source of pollution info be weakened?

August 6, 2018

Smog is not something we should just learn to live with

July 3, 2018

The Sycom incinerator in Paris (pic by Jane Bremer)

Plans to burn rubbish must be scrutinised for impact on health and environment

June 29, 2018

Four things the Victorian government could do to improve air quality and health

June 21, 2018

What politicians say about new coal-fired power stations

June 18, 2018

Air pollution: news and media

April 1, 2019

NPI report sees toxic pollutants soar again and highlights need for pollution controls on coal-fired power stations

February 28, 2019

‘Line in the sand’: NSW Labor plans blitz to undo environmental ‘mess’ (Sydney Morning Herald)

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