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 […]

Schultz Slams Simon Chapman and Mauls Michael Moore in the Big House on the Hill

Speech by Federal Member for Hume, the Honourable Alby Schultz, delivered in the House of Representatives 30 May 2013. Mr SCHULTZ (Hume) (16:40): I rise to record my utter disgust at the attempted character assassination of a very dedicated, committed and concerned rural resident, a lady of outstanding credentials. This is a lady who established […]

The “Le Roy Tapes”: Part 4 – Health

Part 4 of 5 of the interview with Tim Le Roy. In this episode Tim shares his watershed moment when he meets affected people and realises the extent of the suffering that can occur when industrial wind turbines are sited too close to peoples homes. He shares his experiences of homes in Waubra and Toora […]

The taint that exists among wind industry academia

When a researcher wants to find out about wind turbine syndrome, you would expect them to ask people living next to turbines, and measure what they are exposed to. Simple, right? Get out into the field and make your own investigations. Renowned acoustician Dr Bob Thorne has done that at numerous wind developments across Victoria. Bob […]

Response #3 to Chapman’s “study”

Melissa Ware Cape Bridgewater Victoria Had the chance last night and this morning to have a quick look at the 15th March 2013 report titled; ‘Spatio temporal differences in the history of health and noise complaints about Australian wind farms’ etc.  Just can’t stop the tears and I rarely cry.  To appreciate this beautiful place, […]

Letter #2 re Simon Chapman’s “study”

Professor Bruce Robinson Dean The University of Sydney NSW 2006 20 March 2013 Dear Professor Robinson, It is with great disappointment and concern that I write to you today regarding the troubling misconduct of a senior academic at your institution, Professor Simon Chapman. As you are undoubtedly aware, Professor Chapman has been publicly vocal regarding […]

The Gullen Range wind farm is a disaster waiting to happen

  From a correspondent in the field Gullen Range wind farm – a project by the Chinese company Goldwind – is approved, and is currently being built. Local people have tried to stop it in the NSW Land & Environment Court, without success. We have lobbied the NSW government and local MPs, again without success. […]

You can hear it – and it’s coming here fast

How many times has he said it? How many times has Sydney University’s Simon Chapman made the comparison between Wind Turbine Syndrome and the plague of “modern health worries” … like anxiety about mobile phones for instance? We’ve lost count. But here’s one example. And another. And another. Here’s his PowerPoint presentation where he compares […]

The Three Stooges? Actually, there’s 25

The followers of a fake Twitter account set up in the name “Waubra Sarah” certainly provide interesting reading. Some of the leading lights of the wind industry are there. In contrast to their self-proclaimed professional status of “we’re saving the planet, we care for community, we’re engaged, we’re involved”, we have a group of people […]

Wind farm noise? It’s the sound of lawyers going to court

Try this. Google the words “wind farm lawsuit” and see how many listings you get. When we did this, the result was 897,000. Around the world, plaintiffs are busy. In courts throughout Europe, Canada, the US and Britain a massive number of litigation actions are underway. Many of these relate to health impacts. The University […]