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:

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