According to the excellent Lenore Taylor, on this day two years ago Prime Minister Tony Abbott was on the radio show of Alan Jones. It was, as you can imagine, a high quality conversation….
Speaking to the Sydney radio host Alan Jones – a long-term windfarm critic – the prime minister said: “I do take your point about the potential health impact of these things … when I’ve been up close to these windfarms not only are they visually awful but they make a lot of noise.”
Taylor, L. 2015. Tony Abbott agrees windfarms may have ‘potential health impacts’. The Guardian, 11 June.
Also on this day –
Green, J. 2002. WMC’s hypocrisy on greenhouse emissions. Green Left Weekly
“On June 10, Hugh Matheson Morgan AO, chief executive of WMC Limited, was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia for services to business, “particularly through leadership in the formation and evolution of sustainable development policy”. What a joke!”
John Howard on giving Wilson Tuckey Forestry – “he has a sense of humour”.
Ian Lowe almost not being given Aus Environmentalist of the Year and Howard then changing the judging system to prevent further ‘problems’