Yes, I know this is not new for government, but I am wondering how linked the two stories are. The first story of interest involves investigating illness caused by wind turbines and the second story from last year where former Prime Minister Tony Abbot claimed that wind turbine farms are ugly and noisy.
Firstly, the Australian Government is spending $3.3 million investigating the risk of wind turbines to human health despite previous studies not being able to establish a link.
Im not sure this research really supports the government’s spending priorities for science (although they have demonstrated an anti-science stance)
The previous Prime Minister Tony Abbot, who was replaced last year by Malcolm Turnbull, objected to wind farms because they were ugly and noisy. Clearly he has never seen a coal power plant!
Could the government be looking for evidence to support its anti-green energy policies?