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Air Quality Standards Petition

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Air quality standards in Australia are in dire need of improvement. The Australian State, Territory and Commonwealth governments are currently reviewing the existing standards which outline ‘safe’ levels of exposure from a variety of air pollution sources.  

This gives us an opportunity to ask the Federal Environment Minister (Greg Hunt) and the Queensland Environment Minister (Steven Miles) to improve our air quality standards so we can have the cleanest air possible. 

An estimated 3,000 premature Australian deaths are linked to poor air quality and if these standards are improved, lives could be saved.

The coal mining industry is our Australia’s main source of particle pollution, and they have admitted that their emissions have grown by a massive 187% in the last ten years. These standards need to be changed – please sign the petition to make sure they have to limit their emissions. 


Who's signing
betty sowter
Ben Hirst
William Moffat
Heidi Rossiter
Ann Hobson
Jonathan Peter
Moira Williams
Tom Rainsford

Will you sign?

Dear Minister Hunt and Minister Miles, Australia's air quality standards are in urgent need of revision, and setting stricter standards for air pollution as proposed could save hundreds of preventable deaths each year. In light of massive increases in coal dust pollution over recent years, we urge you to implement stronger air quality standards for particulate pollution.

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  • betty sowter
    signed 2015-08-05 11:42:37 +1000
    congratulations to all of you with your win against environmental mining criminal Adani and its

    equally criminal supporters in the abbott govt.
  • Ben Hirst
    signed 2015-08-03 21:15:08 +1000
  • William Moffat
    signed 2015-08-01 14:18:00 +1000
    Our survival as a species will depend on clean air and clean water.
  • Heidi Rossiter
    signed 2015-08-01 07:11:10 +1000
  • Ann Hobson
    signed 2015-08-01 01:14:38 +1000
    We need clean air more than we need royalties from polluters.
  • Jonathan Peter
    signed 2015-06-29 20:22:55 +1000
  • Moira Williams
    signed 2015-06-29 17:26:21 +1000
  • Tom Rainsford
    signed 2015-06-01 17:00:09 +1000
    Great post