Er, Leanne, what do you call this?

Isn’t it interesting how things operate when money is at stake.

Here is a copy of a letter from the secretary of the NSW Farmers Association, Leanne Heath, to Mid Western Regional Council.

Ms Heath refers to an unnamed survey that found 70 per cent of people favor wind energy.

She also talks about propaganda, misrepresentations and false assumptions – and accuses the council of “destroying” all opportunities to utilize wind energy in the area.

It’s a good letter, Leanne. Well done.

There’s just a couple of points, however, if we may.

Aren’t you a host for the proposed Crudine Ridge Wind Farm?

You are entitled to your opinion, of course.

But don’t you think it would have been more truthful to include that you do, in fact, have a vested interested in the wind industry?

And by writing on NSW Farmers Association letterhead, doesn’t that suggest the opinions you express are those of the majority of the membership?

Is that really the case?

We’d call what you’ve done a conflict of interest. Others might call it something else.

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A fine letter indeed.

Leanne’s letter.

NSW Farmers letter Leanne Heath

About stopthesethings

We are a group of citizens concerned about the rapid spread of industrial wind power generation installations across Australia.


  1. Ann at iwtama says:

    Well Leanne who did ask you to write that letter !!

  2. Leanne, you reap what you sow!

  3. As a farmer and member of a state farmers body I am disgusted at this action from “Leanne” I will be personally writing her a very strong worded letter.
    Farmers in this day and age should know better than to sign up for this sort of crap.

  4. Grant Winberg says:

    If this is true, Leanne should be requested to stand down from her position at NSW FARMERS immediately and required to explain her action which appears to be an evident conflict of interest. And all is as described, Leanne on her own account and NSW FARMERS should write to the Council withdrawing the contents of the NSW FARMERS’ letter and apologise in doing so.

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