Senator John Madigan Skewers Simon Chapman

Victorian Senator, John Madigan delivered an utterly brilliant speech in the Commonwealth Senate this week. See the video below; Hansard (transcript) follows. As to the Senator, John Madigan provides a salient example of what can happen when decency, integrity and courage all combine in defence of the weak and vulnerable among us; and in pursuit […]

Annie strikes again

Annie and Gus Gardner are hard working rural folk who have shared their battles with the AGL wind factory us at our Wind Power Fraud Rally last year and in letters covered in our posts here, here, here, here, here and here. The outrage that stemmed from the Gardner’s reading of the AMA position paper on wind farms […]

The Battle for the Western Districts of Victoria is on

The Western Districts of Victoria is among the most productive and fertile grazing and agricultural territory in Australia.  In a good year – and there are plenty of those – it rains for nine months of the year and drips off the trees for the rest.  Set on deep, volcanic soils, the country around Port […]

Hell hath no fury like Anne Schafer scorned

**** A few posts back we covered the excellent survey put together by STT Champion, Anne Schafer on the growing public health disaster at AGL’s Macarthur wind farm. The turbine noise levels generated not only breach the conditions of AGL’s planning consent, but drive the locals nuts night, after sleepless night. Non-compliant wind farms, like […]

Letter #1 re Simon Chapman’s “study”

From Chris Jelbart Simon Chapman (Think healthy on wind farms, Monday March 18th) is not a medical doctor, but a sociologist who has specialised in fighting tobacco. This is his area of expertise. He speaks out against people who feel genuinely ill and suffer genuine symptoms, and denigrates those who try to help through considered, […]

The near total uselessness of so-called wind farms

Herald Sun, Melbourne, February 28, 2013 Terry McCrann THE near total uselessness of so-called wind farms was nicely if unintentionally exposed by the detail in the AGL interim profit numbers yesterday. AGL has almost doubled its wind farm so-called capacity with the 420 MW Macarthur wind farm. That one wind farm now comprises an impressive […]