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NCOSS has made a submission to the NSW Parliament inquiry into the health impacts of exposure to poor levels of air quality resulting from bushfires and drought. We respond to the inquiry’s Terms of Reference regarding the impact on the health and wellbeing of particular at-risk groups, and highlight the heightened need to provide for these groups during disaster events. This includes people who were already living with limited resources and unable to seek shelter from hazardous air quality and other environmental conditions due to the 2019-20 bushfires.