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COUGH is working hard to bring attention to the health issues of un-flued gas heating in NSW public schools. We would like to thank various media organisations for helping us bring information and awareness to the NSW public.

Visit our News Archive to see how long and hard we have taken this serious issue of our children's health.

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31 May 2012

Central Coast Express Advocate http://express-advocate-gosford.whereilive.com.au/news/story/gas-heater-users-told-to-be-careful/

19 April 2012

Central Western Daily http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/news/local/news/general/cumnock-schools-class-action/2526614.aspx

28 March 2012

Tenterfield Star http://www.tenterfieldstar.com.au/news/local/news/general/school-heater-setback/2502722.aspx

13 March 2012

Glen Innes Examiner http://www.gleninnesexaminer.com.au/news/local/news/general/calls-to-exempt-cold-schools-from-heater-replacement-crackdown/2486499.aspx

7 March 2012

Blue Mountains Gazette http://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/news/local/news/general/turning-up-the-heat/2480183.aspx

5 March 2012

Sydney Morning Herald http://www.smh.com.au/national/students-left-out-in-the-cold-20120305-1ubjm.html

29 February 2012

Central West Daily http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/news/local/news/general/heater-swap-goes-cold/2470993.aspx

28 February 2012

Sydney Morning Herald http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/unflued-gas-heaters-to-remain-in-schools-20120227-1tyuc.html

Daily Telegraph http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/toxic-unflued-gas-heaters-in-public-schools-continue-to-pose-a-danger-to-children/story-e6freuy9-1226283340334

ABC News http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-28/cold-response-to-nsw-school-heaters-policy/3856864?section=nsw

2UE (about two thirds of the way through the podcast) http://media.mytalk.com.au/2ue/audio/280212jasonmorrison.mp3

27 February 2012

Business Spectator http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/Heaters-will-stay-for-years-say-parents-RVBWW?OpenDocument&src=hp14

10 December 2011

Sydney Morning Herald http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/cost-exceeds-benefit-of-heaters-says-schools-study-20111209-1onnk.html#ixzz1gHBn8Yuk

9 December 2011

Daily Telegraph http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-nsw/study-finds-unflued-gas-heaters-in-classrooms-are-safe/story-e6freuzi-1226218235693

Sydney Morning Herald http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/nsw-government-under-pressure-on-heaters-20111209-1omsh.html

5 September 2011

Sydney Morning Herald http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/school-risk-study-flawed-gas-heater-experts-say-20110904-1jscl.html

13 June 2011

The Young Witness http://www.youngwitness.com.au/news/local/news/general/principals-still-waiting-for-heaters/2193153.aspx

10 June 2011

ABC Online news http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/06/10/3240646.htm

9 June 2011

Sydney Morning Herald http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/controversial-school-heaters-to-last-another-winter-20110608-1ft9j.html

9 May 2011

Sydney Morning Herald http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/temperature-rises-over-school-heaters-20110508-leec1.html

16 September

Sydney Morning Herald http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/government-still-scrapping-over-who-pays-heater-bill-20100915-15cry.html

15 September 2010

Nine News http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/7961767/new-school-heaters-to-cost-7000

25 August 2010

Daily Telegraph http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw-act/schools-heaters-promise-shunted/comments-e6freuzi-1225909628730

17 August 2010

Daily Telegraph http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw-act/warning-on-school-heaters-blowout/story-e6freuzi-1225906093649

13 August 2010

Sydney Morning Herald http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/heater-list-cops-a-blast-20100812-121l4.html

Daily Telegraph http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw-act/firth-fails-on-heater-fix-funding/story-e6freuzi-1225904669256

12 August 2010

Sydney Morning Herald http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/nsw-govt-promises-heater-timetable-soon-20100812-120sv.html

NSW Teachers Federation http://www.nswtf.org.au/media/latest_2010/20100812_unflued.html

 
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Another busy couple of days with the Premier and the DET on the back foot.

 

Eight new articles on the issue.


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It's  been a HUGE week in the media for the COUGH campaign.

With 12 separate items on radio, TV, newspapers and media blogs, including the front page of the Herald.



  1. Asthma Foundation NSW Supports Greens stance on unflued gas heaters
  2. Kids gassed while Keneally govt sits on report
  3. Unflued heaters halted for classrooms
  4. Gas heater installation stopped amid concerns
  5. Report on safety of school heaters kept secret
  6. Health fears hit school heater plan
  7. Teacher's Federation Call to replace unflued gas heaters
  8. Flueless: heater study still a secret
  9. Unsafe heaters must be removed
  10. School health risks
  11. Fri 21 May: Art, School Heaters, Mining Fees & Aboriginal Jockeys
  12. Parents query use of unflued gas heaters
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Lessons in toxic overload PDF Print E-mail

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RACHEL BROWNE

Sydney Morning Herald May 2, 2010

BUILDINGS being constructed under the federal government's schools stimulus program are riddled with safety hazards, from slippery tiles and toxic carpets to poisonous fumes from unflued heaters.

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