The National Health and Medical Research Council has announced more than $3.3 million to research wind turbine syndrome, weeks after more than 100 climate change scientists lost their jobs.
The NHMRC quietly posted the media release to its website on Tuesday, which would see $1.94 million given to one researcher to look into the impacts of "infrasounds" and $1.36 million to another to see how wind turbines affect sleep.
Last year, amidst political attacks on the renewable energy sector, the NHMRC said there was "no consistent evidence" in the body of science that wind turbines caused adverse health effects.
"After careful consideration and deliberation of the body of evidence, NHMRC concludes that there is currently no consistent evidence that wind farms cause adverse health effects in humans," it read.
It suggested that "high quality research" could be an option.
It's part of the Coalition government's pre-occupation with wind farms which has seen a full parliamentary inquiry into "wind turbine syndrome" and the establishment of Australia's first ever "Wind Farm Commissioner".
University academic Andrew Dyer (pictured) was appointed to the new post last year and it's been revealed that he's being paid $200,000/year on a three year contract.