Occasionally SSMA receives letters from the public in relation to smart meters and the actions they have taken. We thought this letter deserves sharing.
The writer of this featured letter developed severe, debilitating symptoms from neighbouring smart meters and for this reason stopped smart meter installation on their property after receiving an initial letter from United Energy. Subsequently the Premier and Energy Minister, as well as United Energy, were informed of the writers dire health situation. Despite taking this action, the writer went on to receive two more letters from United Energy, advising of impending smart meter installation as per government ‘mandate’. At this stage the writer was quite traumatized by this persistence in the face of life ruining ill health and proceeded to write a letter of ‘undue harassment’ to both United Energy and the Energy Minister. The Energy Minister, via the DPI, was very quick to respond by pointing the finger of responsibility to the power distributors.
This is of course a cowardly act. Not only has the Victorian government, with its mandate to use ‘their best endeavours’, been the instigator of this subterfuge, supported by threatening behaviour and bullying tactics used by power distributors to carry out the unlawful occupation of privately owned land, but it has resorted to directly threatening the Victorian population who refuse to submit, as outlined in this letter.
These are the actions one would expect of a totalitarian regime. There is no place for such immoral, unethical and unlawful behaviour by government in this supposed democratic country.
The letter can be found here