Can the NHMRC redeem itself?

**** In our post a while back: “The NHMRC: Australia’s Great Shame” we tipped a stinking bucket on the NHMRC’s disgraceful 2010 Rapid Review.  A “review” that was so rapid that it completely missed the highly relevant, detailed and exhaustive work carried out by Neil Kelley back in the 1980s. Kelley was the author of […]

Tony Abbott’s Business Advisor, Maurice Newman says: “RET is killing manufacturing”

Maurice Newman was the former head of Deutsche Bank, the ABC and ASX so you’d think he might know a thing or two about the big end of town. When it comes to giant fans Maurice doesn’t mince his words: calling wind power “a crime against the people” (see our post here). Maurice has also […]

Game Over

Hands up STT readers, who’s game to lend money to Infigen, Pac Hydro or Union Fenosa? Ready to send your hard earned coin to Infigen – the crowd that backed up a $55 million loss in the year ended 30 June 2012 with an $80 million loss in the last financial year? Our favourite whipping […]

Another one bites the dust! Golspie a “gonner”

STT likes a good news story and LOVES a GREAT news story – and here’s one.  In proof the end is nigh, the wind weasels behind yet another plan for Tablelands Terror have just pulled the plug on the wind factory they had proposed for Golspie, near Goulburn, NSW. STT takes delight in posting this […]

Maurice Newman: wind power a “crime against the people”

A while ago we reported on the moment when Maurice Newman had the courage to point to the elephant in the room: spiralling power prices being driven through the roof by intermittent and unreliable – subsidy fuelled – wind power – driving Australian businesses to the wall. Well, Maurice – former head of Deutsche Bank, […]

Wind Power Price Pounded Ford: Maurice Newman points to the “Elephant in the Room”

FINALLY – someone has the nacelles to say what STT has been bellowing long and loud: that the RET policy and the REC tax on power consumers is killing what’s left of Australian industry and punishing the poorest and most vulnerable to boot. **** RET/REC driven power prices are the Elephant in the Room that […]