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Last year Commonwealth Environment Minister Greg Hunt declared that air pollution ‘is a critical national issue and I would like it to be a signature objective of my watch’. Yesterday, he failed to deliver.

We've just heard that environment ministers from around Australia have announced weak new limits on particle pollution. With air pollution responsible for at least 3000 deaths each year in Australia, this response is simply not good enough.

Hazelwood power station seen from the air

More than 3000 Australians die prematurely each year from air pollution. That’s the equivalent of 17 fully-loaded domestic flights crashing with no survivors. These preventable deaths are largely the consequence of fine particle pollution from coal-fired power stations, coal mines, trains and terminals, wood heaters, and motor vehicles.

EJA is excited to announce that David Barnden has joined us as our Finance & Climate Lawyer.

We’re delighted that Forest Lawyer Danya Jacobs has joined EJA. Danya has a wealth of experience in public interest environment law, including Victorian cases seeking to protect threatened species and communities from logging, and Federal Court challenges to mining in the Tarkine.

Proposed changes to EPBC laws

The Senate Standing Committee investigating the government's EPBC Amendment (Standing) Bill 2015 has released its report.

It’s taken almost two years, but finally, the people of the Latrobe Valley have had their fears confirmed. The Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry has released a report confirming that an increase in deaths did occur around the time of the fire, and that a likely cause is the air pollution released by the mine fire.

Pat Murphy's daughters

Will you Join our Twitter team to build pressure on Australia’s environment ministers?

For four decades, planners and consultants have been thinking about the best ways to protect the Yarra River. But so far, despite many very high quality plans, the river is not getting the full benefit.

Smog Western Sydney

Australia’s environment ministers appear to have gone into lockdown in the lead up to their Clean Air Agreement meeting. We’ve been forced to lodge FOI applications in several states...

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