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Make a submission to the NSW Government about the impact the bushfires had on your health

The NSW Legislative Council is holding an ‘Inquiry into the health impacts of exposure to poor levels of air quality resulting from bushfires and drought’.

The Inquiry provides an opportunity for us to demonstrate what the impacts of poor and hazardous air quality has been on the health of people with asthma and highlight the need for more consistent and wide-spread air quality monitoring.

How do I place a submission?

A submission may sound formal but is just a document that can be as short as a letter.

You must lodge your submission for the Inquiry by Friday 13 March 2020.  Simply lodge it here.

You can see the full Terms of Reference for the Inquiry here.

Want help with your submission?! We’ve prepared a template to get you started. Simply complete this form and we’ll email it to you with instructions.


Air Quality and Health – Black Summer Bushfire Crisis

Asthma Australia’s Bushfire Impact Survey

Launched on 20 December 2019, the ‘Bushfire Smoke: Are you coping?’ survey is the collective experience of nearly 13,000 people affected by asthma or other health conditions during some of the worst air quality in the world.  The results are currently being analysed and findings will be released soon.

Link: Asthma Australia’s Bushfire Impact Survey

Call for Consistent and Real Time Air Quality Monitoring of PM2.5 and PM10

In poor air quality, people with asthma and their carers need to have access to meaningful air pollution data to protect their health.

Link: Call for consistent and real time air quality monitoring of PM2.5 and PM10

ACT Government leads with air quality for schools

Asthma Australia is proud to have been part of this collaborative effort and applauds the ACT Government on their swift and thorough action.

Link: act government leads with air quality guide for schools, a win for students with asthma 

Research Bids for the MRFF for People with Asthma

Asthma Australia is proud to be supporting four formal applications for a Medical Research Future Fund Grant.

Link: Research bids for the MRFF for people with asthma