Melbourne’s West has a pollution problem and residents are fed up with government inaction.
This week, you’ll hear about original reporting from students working on two separate projects — one looking into freight truck exhaust fumes, another investigating years of fires at a landfill near residential properties. Both issues are severely affecting local health.
The projects are part of a special series called Neighborhood Watch, which puts a local spotlight on burning issues.
Student reporters from The Citizen collaborated on these articles with The Age and Right Now — a not-for-profit online magazine focused on human rights.
Thank you to interviewees Jade Murray, Violet Li, and Marilyn Tan.
You can read their reporting here: