Residents Revolt: South Australia’s Wind Farm Planning Rules ‘Rotten to the Core’

  Like Germany, rural South Australia was quickly carpeted with a multitude of these things; like Germany its long-suffering rural residents have had enough noise torment to last a lifetime. In SA (as elsewhere) the so-called ‘noise guidelines’ and planning ‘rules’ were rigged in favour of the wind industry, from the get go. And to […]

Today Tonight Reports on South Australia’s Wind Power Policy Disaster

**** South Australia is where the Australian wind industry meets its ‘Waterloo’ – which is fitting in its way: one of SA’s worst public health disasters began at Waterloo in 2010 – when 37 Vesta’s V90s (3MW monsters) spun into gear. From then on, the incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound these things cast […]

STT’s Australian of the Year Awards

**** Australians are a weird mob – as that, somewhat historically inaccurate, mash up demonstrates. “Cooky” was, of course, a Yorkshireman; and, strictly speaking, Burke, of Burke and Wills fame, was an Irish born solider and policeman. Ned Kelly, the only gluten intolerant bushranger in history – born in Victoria, to an Irish convict father […]

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 […]

Energy Australia pulls the plug on Robertstown wind farm project

Great news for the tight little South Australian farming communities of Robertstown and Point Pass as Energy Australia pulls the plug on its plans to slam 40 giant fans into the heart of highly productive farming and grazing territory in SA’s Mid-North. Here’s the story – as told by STT Champion, Mary Morris: Colin Schaefer […]

Prof Hansen: 11 good reasons why EPA noise guidelines are rubbish

From the South Australian Environmental Protection Authority web site: The EPA plays a role in protecting the community from exposure to unacceptable noise levels. We set policies and guidelines for industry and the community, and work closely with other organisations such as local councils and police to respond to community concerns about noise. The EPA […]

NHMRC Disqualified from Coalition’s Health Inquiry

**** The NRMRC has been wearing “ribbons of shame” since it rushed to print with its selective, biased and incomplete literature review back in 2010. The very, very Rapid Review was so quick off the mark that it completely missed the decade of work put together by Neil Kelley & Co during the 1980s in […]