Prompted by the resignation from parliament of former deputy premier Rob Hulls, a by-election is being held on Saturday 24 March in the state seat of Niddrie.
Stop Smart Meters Australia members in the Niddrie electorate have informed stopsmartmeters.com.au that the Democratic Labor Party (DLP) campaign material includes a policy against the forced installation of smart meters, with this policy being the most prominent on DLP candidate Michael Deverala’s How to Vote Cards.
We congratulate the DLP for taking this stand. We have also been advised that DLP Victorian Senator John Madigan fiercely opposes the forced installation of smart meters in Victoria on the grounds of health and civil liberties.
Other encouraging news is that the Australian Labor Party candidate Ben Carroll and the Australian Christian Party candidate Frank Papafotiou both support an independent
investigation into the health effects of smart meters. While Stop Smart Meters Australia fully supports an independent investigation into health issues, this doesn’t go far enough. There is already overwhelming evidence of the harmful effects and dangers of the microwave frequencies emitted from smart meters, and we maintain that their forced installation needs to cease now and not wait another year or so until a potential review is concluded.
There is no Liberal Party candidate contesting the Niddrie by-election.
Liberal/National party backbenchers in marginal seats – be aware, smart meters WILL be an issue in the next State election if the forced smart meter rollout does not cease.