Dean Mighell, head of Victoria’s peak electricity union says he still won’t be having a smart meter installed despite today’s announcement.
Mighell is one of many outraged this morning to learn Premier Ted Baillieu will not stop the highly controversial roll out of his fundamentally flawed smart meters.
A review has found too much money has already been spent to wind back the project. Up to 2 billion dollars worth has been shed, which is nearly triple the original budget.
However, the review still finds that consumers will eventually benefit from smart meter installation.
Almost a million of the meters have been installed so far.
Also, 3AW Mornings Presenters Justin Smith and Nick McCallum slammed Premier Ted Baillieu for not honestly addressing public concern and outcry about the roll out.
Justin was adamant the Baillieu government’s review was purely for political reasons.
“We’ve been absolutely and totally conned by Ted Baillieu. The government had absolutely no intention of issuing a stop to the program when they called for a review,” Justin Smith said.
PLAY: Justin Smith and Nick McCallum’s scathing criticism of the Baillieu Government’s decision to continue the smart meter roll out
Incompetence by both parties. Conned by the “Top end of Town” who won the game when they bought off our public assets in the first place. Remember the line, this was all in the name of competition and lowering costs. THAT WAS THE GREATEST CON OF ALL. This is the kind of thing that happens in a dictatorship or communist regime. Watch as ordinary Victorians go to the wall as electricity prices escalate once the dust has settled and watch as the money goes offshore to improve the living standards of those foreign interests that now own WHAT ONCE WAS OURS. OUR POLITICIANS ARE WORTHLESS, CAPABLE OF ONLY PLAYING THEIR PATHETIC SILLY GAMES WHILE THEY SELL US OFF. THE WORST IS YET TO COME.