ABC TV – 7.30 Report by Cheryl Hall

April 1st, 2011

Award winning reporter Cheryl Hall reporting on wind turbine related health problems and the first Federal Senate Inquiry public hearings, held on 28th March in Ballarat, and 29th March in Melbourne. Hall subsequently won the Best Regional and Rural Affairs Report (2011 Quill Awards, Melbourne Press Club). In her Entrant’s Statement Hall said:
“The Senate Inquiry heard emotional evidence from farmers living near wind turbines, and vitriolic attacks on one doctor who’s calling for their health claims to be properly investigated. For the first time, energy companies were forced to publicly face the complaints, despite most believing the Senate Inquiry was a waste of time and an embarrassment to Australia. I went back to one of the original complainants at Waubra, the site of Australia’s biggest wind farm, to show how the issue has spread. Trish Godfrey had moved but the issue was following her to Avoca where the fight was about to start up against a new wind farm proposal.”