Port Authority scare tactics over wind farm

Submitted by sam on Sat, 20/10/2012 - 12:00
Friends of the Earth:
Wind energy myths and facts

It was very disappointing to read comments by the CEO of the Fremantle Port Authority (FPA) in the Fremantle Gazette rejecting the proposed wind farm because of “...risks associated with possible silent health impacts due to ambient noise...”

It's completely dishonest for the Port Authority to say they don't want to impose a wind farm over the objections of residents when they're the ones whipping up fears without any scientific evidence. Previously they said it would create problems with the union over fears of health impacts on port workers, but the Maritime Union supports the wind farm.

Free speech not so free at NDU

Submitted by sam on Fri, 31/08/2012 - 12:00

In August members of the Socialist Alliance group at Notre Dame University raised with me the refusal of the university to let them register their club.

Rail in the Wheatbelt: Why Freo should care

Submitted by sam on Tue, 11/10/2011 - 23:30

The determination of the WA state government and Transport Minister Troy Buswell to close over 720 kilometres of so-called Tier 3 railway lines in the state's Wheatbelt has put it on a collision course with grain farming communities and threatens to unleash a vast increase in heavy truck traffic