Ambient air pollution contributes to over 3000 premature deaths each year in Australia. Even at low concentrations, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and ozone (O3) are impacting public health. The joint statement from Australia’s key health groups addresses the pending long-awaited revision of national standards for these harmful air pollutants whose standards are currently set well-above international best practice levels. Read the full statement HERE.
DEA has made a submission to the Proposed variation to the Ambient Air Quality NEPM standards for ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide which can be read HERE
While submissions regarding a revision of the NEPM standards close on Wednesday 7 August, the environmental ministers, both state and federal, over the next weeks will continue to debate the issue.
Add your voice for strong air pollution standards to ensure Australia follows international best practice and protects the health of Australians. Click here to send a letter to our elected representatives calling for stricter air pollution control.
The link will take you to the do-gooder platform which will enable you to send your letter straight to national Environment Minister Sussan Ley and other relevant ministers involved in the final decision:
- Lily D’Ambrosio: VIC Minister for Energy, Environment, and Climate Change
- Matt Kean: NSW Minister for Energy & Environment
- Rob Stokes: NSW Minister for Planning
- Mick Gentleman: ACT Minister for Environment and Heritage
- Peter Gutwein: TAS Minister for Environment
- Leeanne Enoch: QLD Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science
- Stephen Dawson: WA Minister for Environment
- Eva Lawler: NT Minister for Environment and Natural Resources and Climate Change
- David Speirs: SA Minister for Environment and Water
Thank you for speaking up for clean air!