Don’t Say “We Didn’t Warn You”

**** “Risible”: provoking laughter through being ludicrous.  That’s a pretty fair summation of Australia’s so-called “wind industry” in the week just gone. It would be, except, wind power was pitched as a reliable replacement for on-demand power generation sources (like coal, hydro and gas) and a cost-effective means of reducing CO2 emissions.  Our political betters […]

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 […]

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 […]

AGL’s Macarthur victims demand action from their Council

The public health disaster that is AGL’s Macarthur wind farm has reached boiling point with 60 of its long-suffering locals calling their local Councilors to account at a heated meeting last Friday – with STT Champion, Annie Gardner leading the charge: Here’s one take on proceedings by regional rag, The Standard. Bad vibrations in the […]

Response #11 to Chapman’s “study”

TO: SIMON CHAPMAN, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY FM: Noel Dean Dear Mr Chapman  and the Dean of Sydney University, Fictional  comments or assertions about something that has been experienced by other people are extremely harmful for the people affected emotionally, and extends the time of  harm, whether it be emotional, because of bullying by noncompliance to […]

Response #10 to Chapman’s “study”

TO: SIMON CHAPMAN, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY I find your so-called research offensive and totally dismissive of intelligent people (even though they do come from the country!) Have you ever visited and stayed in the residence of any of the people who are so badly affected? Have you actually talked to any of these victims and […]

Response #9 to Chapman’s “study”

To THE EDITOR & SEAN MCCOMISH THE STANDARD WARNAMBOOL, VICTORIA Dear Editor, My wife and I are  beef cattle farmers from the Millicent district in South Australia.  We had two wind industry turbines installed on our property in 2004 at about 750metres from our house. From about 2006, we started noticing health problems similar to […]

Response #8 to Chapman’s “study”

To THE EDITOR & SEAN MCCOMISH THE STANDARD WARNAMBOOL, VICTORIA Dear Editor and Sean, I have just read the article you wrote in the Warrnambool Standard. “SICKNESS DOUBT” . I cannot believe that you could get your facts so wrong, and to interview someone who has no qualifications in the area of medicine, to comment […]

Response #7 to Chapman’s “study”

To SEAN MCCOMISH THE STANDARD WARNAMBOOL, VICTORIA DEAR SIR HOW ABSURD TO SAY THE NOISE ISSUE IS FALSE. GO LIVE NEXT TO THESE  FARMS AND SEE HOW THESE SO CALLED EXPERTS SURVIVE. THOUSANDS OF PROPERTY HOLDERS HAVE THEIR LIVES RUINED AND YET THESE PEOPLE PROCLAIM THERE IS NO PROBLEM . IT IS A DISGRACE.  WHO […]