National bushfire health strategy needed now
23 Feb 2020
The Sydney Morning Herald and The New Daily spoke to Fay Johnston and Sotiris Vardoulakis on the need to rethink public messaging, establish a national committee and provide consistent air quality readings during periods of bushfires. These statements are informed by their MJA publication Bushfire smoke: urgent need for a national health protection strategy
Health impacts of smoke and minimising exposure
09 Dec 2019
Prof Bin Jalaludin spoke of worsening health symptoms in vulnerable groups in the ABC's The World Today and Prof Guy Marks spoke to SBS news about what could be done to minimise exposure.
Why action on climate change is needed
07 Dec 2019
In this article from the Sydney Morning Herald Prof Michael Abramson and Dr Ivan Hanigan talk about the effects of severe bushfire events in an ever warming planet. Prof Abramson states that "With more severe and frequent bushfires, you would expect the sorts of effects of particles on health [as seen in Sydney] to be greater," while Dr Hanigan stressed the need for the "urgent need for mitigation of climate change to minimise its many inter-related consequences".