Healthy Communities

We all have the right to live in a clean and healthy environment that doesn’t make us sick.

Right now, our laws don’t achieve this standard, with toxic waste dumps, water pollution from mining and industry, and poor air quality from coal and other particulate pollution sources all impacting on communities across Australia.

History shows that the law is the only thing that protects communities from harmful pollution. 

Strong laws, and effective monitoring and enforcement, are critical to protect our community from the health impacts of pollution. We are using our expertise to make sure appropriate laws are in place, and helping communities exercise their rights to monitor and enforce those laws.

Clean Air

We believe that all Australians have the right to breathe clean air, but right now, the laws are not keeping pace with the science.

Coal smoke

Queenslanders will pay with their health if the sunshine state gets a new coal-fired power station, writes EJA's Dr James Whelan.

CSG and Fracking

We’re working to support community rights to environmental health from CSG, fracking and coal mining.

Image of lawyer Ariane Wilkinson with community

In a significant win for Victorian communities, on 30 August 2016 the Victorian Premier announced that the government will pass laws to implement a permanent ban on the exploration and development of all onshore unconventional gas in Victoria, including fracking and coal seam gas.

Access to Justice

We believe that all Australians have a right to clean air, clean water, and intact ecosystems.

Uluru by Diogo Melo

EJA's response to the landmark Uluru Statement from the Heart.

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