Healthy communities

Whether we live in the bush, the country or in the middle of a city, all of us want clean air and water, a healthy environment, and a safe future for our kids. 

We all should be involved in decision making about what’s best for the communities we are part of.

But every day, coal-burning power stations are pumping some of the most toxic and harmful pollutants to human health into our air, seriously harming people’s health. They are one of the biggest sources of air pollution in Australia, and breathing dirty air is giving kids asthma, making babies underweight, and leading to strokes, heart attacks and lung cancer.

That’s why at EJA we are working with communities at the frontline to use the law to safeguard community health. We are advocating and litigating for real pollution controls and for power station operators to clean up their toxic mess.

Together, we can make sure no one has to worry about the quality of the air they – or their children – breathe.

Our focus

Empowering communities

We provide legal and advocacy support to communities experiencing disadvantage who are facing environmental harms.

Holding government and polluting industries to account

We represent vulnerable communities fighting environmental harms in the courtroom.

Securing environmental justice

We set vital legal precedents and drive systemic change to protect the right to a healthy environment for everyone, equally.

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