Has Baillieu taken pity on the wind industry?

Has Premier Baillieu suddenly come to realise the lost investment and jobs created by the special planning restrictions he applies to wind farms with the announcement of a $552m adjustment package?

According to a very official-looking press release pictured below, supposedly from Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu, the Victorian Government will be providing a $552 million structural adjustment package. This is to assist regional businesses, communities and workers whose livelihood has been undermined by a planning regime that places greater restrictions on proximity of wind turbines to homes than industrial facilities susceptible to dangerous explosions and hazardous pollution.

Of course as anyone with half a clue about renewable energy would realise, this press release is a just a clever parody (by Friends of the Earth) rather than a deliberate attempt to mislead. Although it still managed to fool a few journalists.

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