How We’re Failing to Regulate Air Pollution

Free public transport, road space rationing, banning diesel cars; there are plenty of efforts to control levels of air pollution, but with more than 3.5 million premature deaths each year because of it, we’re failing to act quickly enough. This episode we unpick how the framework regulating air pollution in Australia is doing little to reduce toxic emissions, and how a small town in the Hunter region has been devastated at the hands of the coal industry.


  • Nic Surawksi – Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Technology Sydney.
  • Bev Smiles – Secretary of the Wollar Progress Association.
  • James Whelan – Researcher and Networker from Environmental Justice Australia.


Vik Fence Haflak, Intermezzo, Turning to You, Inamorata, Vik Fence Lardha, Vengeful, Milkwood – Blue Dot Sessions

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