Pinning down the real money in a wind war

Victorian and federal government ministers are launching another investigation into wind power and health. Will this expose the Waubra Foundation's claim government departments are denying a wind-health link for financial gain? Or does it reflect more on the money and power of the foundation's board?


Based on a rant of complaint from Sarah Laurie – chief executive of the anti-wind farm Waubra Foundation – to an ABC journalist there is money trail of corruption that leads government agencies, such as the Victorian Department of Health, NSW Health, and the South Australian EPA, to deny that wind farms cause health problems due to production of what is known as infrasound (very low frequency sounds).

For example, back in May 2013 the Victorian Department of Health released the paper Wind farms, sound and health, which concluded:

{{content.question}}

Mastercard

{{ twilioFailed ? 'SMS Code Failed to Send…' : 'An SMS verification code has been sent ...' }}

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you have already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to complete your SMS verification

We cannot send you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

If you didn't receive SMS code please

SMS code cannot be sent due to: {{ twilioStatus }}

Please select one of the options below:

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device


Verify your mobile number to proceed...

Please check your mobile number below and press the Send Verification Code button. This will be used to complete your verification in the next step.

Please sign up for full access

Mastercard

Updating information

Please wait ...

Trial

Mastercard
{{ productPrice }} / day
( GST included )
Price $0
GST $0
Discount -{{productDiscount}}
TOTAL {{productPrice}}
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Please click on the ACTIVATE button to finalise your membership

Mastercard

The email address you entered is registered with InvestSMART.

Please login or select "Don't know password"

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device


Register as a new member

(using a different email)

Related Articles