Inquiry into the Health Impacts of Air Pollution in Victoria

Government Response

The Government is required to respond within six months of the report being tabled. Once the response is received, it will be available for download here.


 The report was tabled in Parliament on 18 November 2021.

pdfInquiry into the health impacts of air pollution in Victoria38.45 MB

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Ms Sonja Terpstra, Chair of the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee, tables the report for the Inquiry into the health impacts of air pollution in Victoria. 

Hearings and Transcripts

Information on the Committee's public hearing schedule for this inquiry will be posted here as it becomes available.

Corrected transcripts of these hearings will also be published here when finalised by the Committee.

Wednesday, 11 August 2021
Via Zoom
Time Witness Transcript
10.00am Asthma Australia
Angela Cartwright, Policy and Advocacy Manager
Michele Goldman, Chief Executive Officer 

 pdfTranscript207.01 KB

 pdfResponse to QON143.00 KB

11.00am Rural Doctors Association of Victoria
Dr Rob Phair, President
Professor Sotiris Vardoulakis, Professor of Global Environmental Health, Research School of Population Health, Australia National University 
Cos Camassa, Project Supply Chain Specialist, GEA Process Engineering

 pdfTranscript348.01 KB
 pdfPresentation6.41 MB


Tuesday, 10 August 2021
Via Zoom
Time Witness Transcript

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Carolyn Jackson, Acting Deputy Secretary, Environment and Climate Change
Hamish Webb, Director, Knowledge, Planning and Risk in Forest, Fire and Regions

Environmental Protection Authority
Lee Miezis, Chief Executive Officer
Professor Mark Taylor, Chief Envrionmental Scientist
Dr Martine Dennekamp, Senior Epidemiologist
Dr Paul Torre, Senior Applied Scientist 

Department of Health
Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer 

 pdfTranscript368.61 KB

 pdfResponse to QON-DELWP176.21 KB

 pdfResponse to QON-EPA172.70 KB

 pdfResponse to QON-DoH210.04 KB


Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Via Zoom
Time Witness Transcripts

Environmental Justice Australia
Bronya Lipski, Lawyer

 pdfTranscript354.64 KB
 pdfResponse to QON237.84 KB

10.00am Victorian Council of Social Services

Brooke McKail, Manager Policy and Research
Ben Latham, Policy Advisor

 pdfTranscript556.39 KB

Australian Air Quality Group
Dr Dorothy L Robinson

Clean Air Communities
Arabella Daniel

Communities for Clean Air Network
Liz Poole

Kate Forster

 pdfTranscript648.36 KB
 pdfPresentation - CAC589.17 KB
 pdfPresentation - AAQG1.77 MB 
 pdfAAQG Summary Vic Inquiry Health Impacts645.86 KB


Inner West Air Quality Community Reference Group
Clare Sheppard
Patsy Toop OAM
Bert Boere

Maribyrnong Truck Action Group
Martin Wurt, President

Caroline Cittarelli

 pdfTranscript641.58 KB 
 pdfPresentation - MTAG3.39 MB


Advocating for the Latrobe Valley - ALiVe Inc
Maggie Jones, Secretary

Voices of the Valley
Wendy Farmer, President
Marianne Robinson, Secretary

Thomas Michael Ellis

 pdfTranscript590.74 KB

Australian Home Heating  Association
Eunsil Hwang
Ashley Stride, Group General Manager

 pdfTranscript622.54 KB

Anti-Toxic Waste Alliance
Colleen Hartland, Chair

 pdfTranscript627.53 KB


Monday, 28 June 2021
Via Zoom
Time Witness Transcripts
9.45am Latrobe City Council
Steven Piasente, Chief Executive Officer

 pdfTranscript358.17 KB
 pdfResponse to QON188.39 KB
 pdfQON Additional info464.29 KB

10.45am Moreland City Council

Stephen Meloury, Unit Manager Environmental Health & Building Services

 pdfTranscript563.34 KB

Australian Medical Association
Dr Roderick McRae

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
Dr Lai Heng Foong

 pdfTranscript587.24 KB
 pdfResponse to QON-AMA175.36 KB 
 pdfQON Additional info1.29 MB
 pdfResponse to QON-ACEM172.92 KB
 pdfPresentation-ACEM6.46 MB


Centre for Air Pollution, Energy and Health Research
Professor Michael Abramson
Associate Professor Fay Johnston

 pdfTranscript200.92 KB
 pdfResponse to QON156.93 KB
 pdfPresentation2.15 MB


The Lung Health Centre, Melbourne University
Clare Walter, Honorary Research Fellow and PhD Candidate
Associate Professor Robyn Schofield, Director of Environmental Science Hub
Associate Professor Louis Irving, Clinical Director
Professor Gary Anderson, Director

 pdfTranscript602.46 KB

Healthy Futures
Dr Harry Jennens, Co-founder and Co-ordinator
Geraldine McClure, Latrobe Valley Organiser
Veronique Hamilton, Registered Nurse

 pdfTranscript590.43 KB