One of Australia's most influential anti-wind farm lobbies is confident it will keep its charity status, despite a potential investigation by the Australian Taxation Office.
The Waubra Foundation and its CEO travel across Australia highlighting the health problems allegedly caused by wind turbines.
The foundation collects tax-deductible donations as a health-promotion charity, despite the National Health and Medical Research Council declaring there is insufficient scientific evidence linking wind turbines with health problems.
The Greens have made a complaint to the Australian Taxation Office and the Charities and Not-For-Profits Commissioner alleging the foundation should not be declared a charity.
The foundation has used its donations to help fund expert testimony for anti-wind farm legal action in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
The Greens say that is anything but health promotion, but the foundation's CEO Sarah Laurie said it was a legitimate use of funds.
"It's sharing the information about what's happening to these people in a planning tribunal in order to educate everybody in the room and also the tribunal members as to what the problems are," Ms Laurie said.
"Our job is both to collect the information and to share it with others."
But when questioned as to why the organisation felt the need to solicit donations for the case and whether that was health promotion, Ms Laurie said the ATO had approved similar actions in the past.
"We did the same sort of thing with [a previous appeal] in that we were assisting acousticians to both collect information and present it in the tribunal," she said.
"Ultimately it will be up to the bodies concerned - whether it's the Australian Taxation Office or the Charities Commissioner to look at what we're doing and to make a determination."
The Greens' complaint is also critical of the organisation's links to the oil, gas and uranium industries.
"There are close links between some of the directors of the Waubra Foundation and fossil-fuel interests, oil and gas companies," Green's Senator Richard di Natale said.
"There is of course a legitimate concern that the actions of the Waubra Foundation are jeopardising a competitor to the fossil-fuel industry; that what they're doing is frustrating the development of new wind energy proposals right around the country."
The Waubra Foundation's creator, Peter Mitchell, was a director of several oil and gas companies.
But Sarah Laurie says there's no conflict of interest, because the organisation is critical of fossil-fuel extraction industries as well.
However, most of the organisation's criticism is directed at wind turbines.
"The only reason most of the focus has been on wind turbines is that's because where the predominant request for help has been.
"We respond to requests for help, we don't go out there touting for business.
"We respond people to asking us for assistance and we help where we can."
The Australian Taxation Office is yet to respond to the Greens' complaint.
In Waubra, about an hour and a half out of Melbourne, many locals just want their town's name out of the spotlight.
More than 300 people have signed a petition calling on the foundation to drop Waubra from its name.
Ms Laurie said the board would consider the request at its next meeting.