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Watch This Hilarious Parody Of The Government's New Windfarm Commissioner

"Wind farms. What a comedian."

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In case you missed it, last week the government reportedly promised to introduce a wind farm commissioner to look at complaints that wind turbines cause health problems for people who live near them.

The commissioner is one of the outcomes of the Abbott government's negotiations with the Senate cross bench.

And while plenty of people have mocked the decision, others have praised it. Crucially, one of the people praising it is Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm.

The crossbencher's vote is crucial to several pieces of government legislation, and last week he told Lateline that the wind power industry needs more oversight.

Senator Leyonhjelm says regulation of the industry has been handed over to local councils, who can't handle dealing with a giant, multi-national industry.

"They [councils] have no expertise in acoustics, people who are getting sick who are in proximity to these wind turbines are being treated really badly, ignored, discounted, told there is something wrong with their heads, something needs to be done."

Greens leader Richard Di Natale reckons the new windfarm commissioner might as well be searching for extra terrestrial life.

"We don't have evidence of alien abduction, should we be spending public funds looking into it? No, we shouldn't," he told Lateline. "Is there a credible, plausible mechanism through which wind farms might adversely impact on people's health in the way that some of these extreme views might indicate? No, there's not."

Continuing on a theme, public health expert Dr Simon Chapman told BuzzFeed News we might as well be looking for leprechauns.

But regardless of what you think, this video poking fun at the new wind tsar is pretty damn funny.

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