Wind energy and the reconstructed smoking milk bottle

It’s the transcript of an information session held in Melbourne last year grandly titled “The Future of Wind Energy in Australia”. It was organized by The Grattan Institute. Jonathan Upson (pictured) is senior development manager at Infigen Energy. Now, when one of our group relayed his comments, we thought it was a joke. It had […]

We’re gagging to tell you something truthful

What’s the deal with gag orders? I don’t get it. It’s an order to throw up, is that it? Here’s your contract to host some wind turbines on your land. Now look at clause 64E. The gag clause. You gotta vomit once a week, or once a day. You know what? I haven’t vomited in […]

Media Watch, your bias is bare

Before we get stuck into contemporary matters (and we’re keen as mustard, there are so many of them calling to be shunted into the cold light of day) we must first deal with a stone in our collective shoes. Back in September, the ABC show Media Watch took The Australian to task for a report […]

Nudge nudge, wink wink, know what I mean?

Maybe it’s because it’s the end of the year. But today we are, for some reason, reminded of Monty Python. Black is white. Up is down. The Ministry of Silly Walks and a dead parrot. So in this spirit, here’s our contribution. It’s called the Department of Wind Farms. Let’s call our two characters … […]