On May 10, 2013, the ABC ran a news report detailing the call from a wide range of Victorian medical authorities, calling on the state government to ban smoking in outdoor eating areas.
The report can be accessed at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-10/govt-told-to-ban-smoking-in-outdoor-dining-areas/4681062
On May 10, 2013, Perth Now published a news report titled 'Ban outdoor dining smoking: Vic doctors'.
The full report can be accessed at http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/breaking-news/ban-outdoor-dining-smoking-vic-doctors/story-fnhrvfuw-1226639138763
On April 17, 2013, Fox News ran a report detailing the campaign by a range of public health organisations to have smoking banned in cafes and restaurants.
The full text can be accessed at http://www.fox.com.au/fox-news-feed/a-push-for-smoking-bans-in-alfresco-dining-and-drinking-areas/
On February 2, 2013, Crikey published an opinion piece by Alan Davies titled 'Should smoking on streets be banned?'
Davies argues that banning smoking in all public places in the city of Melbourne may not be appropriate.
The text can be found at http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2013/02/02/should-smoking-in-the-streets-be-banned/
On January 31, 2013, The Conversation published an opinion piece written by Dr Becky Freeman, a public health researcher at the University of Sydney. The piece is titled 'Blanket bans on outdoor smoking no panacea for tobacco control'.
The piece argues that such bans may not be necessary.
The full text can be accessed at http://theconversation.com/blanket-bans-on-outdoor-smoking-no-panacea-for-tobacco-control-11868
On April 26, 2012, the Brisbane Courier ran a news report titled 'Ballarat hotelier backs call to curb outdoor smoking'. The full text can be accessed at http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/63787/ballarat-hotelier-backs-call-to-curb-outdoor-smoking/
On March 24, 2012, The Latrobe Valley Express published a news report titled 'Smoking ban in the air'. The report gives views for and against banning smoking in a range of outdoor public spaces.
The full text can be found at http://www.latrobevalleyexpress.com.au/story/218726/smoking-ban-in-the-air/
On February 22, 2012, The Conversation published an opinion piece by Dr Andrew Penman, the chief executive officer of the Cancer Council of New South Wales. The piece is titled 'Smoke-free outdoor laws herald better community health' and praises the new more stringent anti-smoking legislation introduced in New South Wales.
The full text can be accessed at http://theconversation.com/smoke-free-outdoor-laws-herald-better-community-health-5493
On February 21, 2012, The Sydney Morning Herald ran a news report on proposed regulations that will ban smoking in outdoor eating areas in New South Wales from 2015.
The full text can be accessed at http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/nsw-delayed-outdoor-smoking-ban-criticised-20120221-1tkv7.html
On January 19, 2010 the ABC ran a news report titled 'Hotels group opposed to more smoking bans'
The full text of the report can be found at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2010-01-18/hotels-group-opposed-to-more-smoking-bans/1212616
The Asthma Foundation Australia has a section of its Internet site given over to detailing the smoking bans being implemented in New South Wales.
These bans are detailed at http://www.asthmafoundation.org.au/NSW/MR/new_outdoor_smoking_laws_take_effect.aspx