The mine fire event and the health study continues to receive considerable interest in the media. This page provides an archive of the key media since the establishment of the study, including stories arising from the local community.

Media archive

21 March 2019 Study finds students moved on from fire (Latrobe Valley Express)
24 January 2019 Mine fire health issues continue: study (Latrobe Valley Express)
30 September 2018 Mine fire helped students’ learning (Herald Sun)
11 September 2018 Interview with Dr Emily Berger and Nicole Chvastek on Specialist School findings (ABC Statewide Drive)
11 September 2018 Study completes investigation of the impacts on a specialist school which relocated during the smoke event (Nine News Gippsland)
11 September 2018 Study releases Specialist School findings (ABC Gippsland)
10 September 2018 Students’ mine fire suffering (Latrobe Valley Express)
20 August 2018 Community Engagement Session: 22 August 2018 in Morwell (TRFM)
17 May 2018 Hopes in Parliament (Latrobe Valley Express)
12 April 2018 Mine fire GP visits, medication link (Latrobe Valley Express)
10 April 2018 Mine fire long-term health impacts (Nine News Gippsland)
10 April 2018 Hazelwood mine fire linked to spike in doctor visits and prescription medication use (ABC Melbourne)
10 April 2018 Study releases MBS and PBS analyses findings (ABC Gippsland)
26 March 2018 Shaun is here and happy to help (Latrobe Valley Express)
27 February 2018 Study moves to lungs (Gippsland Times)
5 February 2018 Bookings urged for study (Latrobe Valley Express)
2 February 2018 Cardiovascular health – more participants needed (Nine News Gippsland)
2 February 2018 Researchers study pregnant women and their children (ABC Statewide Drive)
2 February 2018 Babies cleared of mine fire risk (Latrobe Valley Express)
2 February 2018 Smoke from mine fire did not harm pregnant mothers and baby health (ABC Melbourne)
1 February 2018 Health of babies investigated (Nine News Gippsland)
1 February 2018 Study finds no impacts of smoke from mine fire on pregnancy or the birth of babies (TRFM Radio)
30 January 2018 Lung study will also guide future Sale health needs (Gippsland Times)
29 January 2018 Examining the health impact of Hazelwood coal mine fire (Monash LENS)
22 January 2018 Adults still affected by mine fire (Latrobe Valley Express)
15 January 2018 Hazelwood Health Study making progress (Latrobe Valley Express)
18 December 2017 Study amazed by support (Latrobe Valley Express)
14 December 2017 Community finds social media voice (Latrobe Valley Express)
13 December 2017 The role of social media during the Hazelwood mine fire (TRFM Radio)
12 December 2017 Latrobe Valley residents used social media to fill information gaps during mine fire (ABC Gippsland)
13 November 2017 Exhibition of Morwell hopes opens (Latrobe Valley Express
13 November 2017 Hazelwood Health Study community exhibition (Nine News Gippsland and WIN News Gippsland)
2 November 2017 ‘Thanks for your support’: health study (Latrobe Valley Express)
31 October 2017 More health study tests (Gippsland Times)
30 October 2017 Sale tests start, with Morwell to follow in 2018 (Latrobe Valley Express)
23 October 2017 Study homes in on schools (Latrobe Valley Express)
12 October 2017 Health study shines a light on its work (Latrobe Valley Express)
9 October 2017 Spike in number of people reporting to hospitals with respiratory problems (ABC Country Hour)
9 October 2017 Hazelwood Health Study forum tonight (Latrobe Valley Express)
25 September 2017 Lung function tests continue (media release)
19 September 2017 Study targets cancer rates (Latrobe Valley Express)
19 September 2017 Hazelwood Health Study cancer rates (WIN News Gippsland and Nine News Gippsland)
4 September 2017 Morwell residents seven times more likely to have a heart attack since Hazelwood mine fire (ABC Gippsland)
4 September 2017 Results released from Hazelwood Health Study (WIN News Gippsland and Nine News Gippsland)
4 September 2017 Study shaping a healthier future for the Latrobe Valley (Premier of Victoria announcement)
4 September 2017 Mine fire asthma increase (Latrobe Valley Express)
21 August 2017 Handy push for positive images (Latrobe Valley Express)
18 August 2017 Residents art exhibition (Nine News Gippsland and WIN News Gippsland)
17 August 2017 Mine fire lung tests (Latrobe Valley Express)
10 August 2017 Lung function testing (Nine News Gippsland)
10 August 2017 Hazelwood Health Study begins adult lung assessments (media release)
29 June 2017 Key findings on the psychological impacts of the Hazelwood mine fire on school children have been released (TRFM)
29 June 2017 Mine fire caused child distress (Latrobe Valley Express)
29 June 2017 Key findings on psychological impacts of the mine fire on students released (media release)
19 June 2017 Study participation as simple as monthly survey (Latrobe Valley Express)
12 June 2017 Check-ups to gauge mine fire’s impact on kids (Latrobe Valley Express)
9 June 2017 More children needed to take part in Latrobe ELF Study (Bulletin 1) (Bulletin 2) (TRFM)
8 June 2017 Latrobe Valley children helping the next generation (media release)
27 February 2017 Improved processes needed for older people (media release)
16 February 2017 Study seeking local residents to join Community Advisory Committee (media release)
27 January 2017 Plea for more health study participants (Gippsland Times)
19 January 2017 Eyes on the Valley’s future generation (Latrobe Valley Express)
19 January 2017 Study deadline looms (Latrobe Valley Express)
14 November 2016 Hazelwood survey deadline looms (Gippsland Times)
10 November Health study survey deadline approaching (Latrobe Valley Express)
1 November 2016 Dr Jill Blackman, senior project manager, Hazelwood Health Study (Gippsland Times)
25 October 2016 Health study targets final Morwell patch for survey (Latrobe Valley Express)
29 August 2016 Privacy assurances for long term Hazelwood Health Study (Gippsland Times)
29 August 2016 Researchers say Hazelwood Health Study is independent and private (Latrobe Valley Express)
1 August 2016 Mine fire health study needs Sale participants (Gippsland Times)
1 August 2016 More participants needed for the health study (Latrobe Valley Express)
5 July 2016 Second area for health study (Gippsland Times)
4 July 2016 Survey participants needed (Latrobe Valley Express)
9 June 2016 Hazelwood Health Study uses Sale as control comparison (Gippsland Times)
6 June 2016 Hazelwood survey moves to phase two (Latrobe Valley Express)
2 May 2016 Sale residents contribute to the Hazelwood fire health study (Gippsland Times)
28 April 2016 Morwell residents wanted for Hazelwood Health Study (Latrobe Valley Express)
2 September 2015 Parents asked for help with Schools Study  (WIN News Gippsland)
11 August 2015 Hazelwood mine fire: Sale, Morwell residents to be quizzed as part of health study (ABC)
24 May 2015 Labour funds recommendations in full to keep Valley safe (Premier of Victoria announcement)
25 March 2015 Monash teams with community struck by Hazelwood fires (Monash University)
9 February 2015 Death rates increased in Traralgon: VOTV (Latrobe Valley Express)
5 February 2015 Anniversary dinner marks one year since fire (Latrobe Valley Express)
29 January 2015 Health study gets started (Latrobe Valley Express)
27 January 2015 10 year health study launched in Latrobe Valley (ABC)
22 January 2015 Health study to open its doors (Latrobe Valley Express)
8 December 2014 Input sought for study (Latrobe Valley Express)
24 November 2014 Monash calls for participation in Community Advisory Committee (PDF 191kb)
6 November 2014 Mine fire health study to have strong local presence (Latrobe Valley Express)
4 November 2014 Contract signed for long-term health study (Premier of Victoria announcement)

Media enquiries

The study team is pleased to talk to media agencies regarding the progress of the study, upcoming activities, etc. In the first instance, media personnel should phone Melissa Peppin, by phone on 5122 7102 or email [email protected]