THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT: MANDATING AN UNLAWFUL ACT AND CREATING A POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEALTH CATASTROPHE

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

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56 Responses to THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT: MANDATING AN UNLAWFUL ACT AND CREATING A POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEALTH CATASTROPHE

  1. Leaty says:

    I only received a letter last Wednesday saying SmartMeters were being installed July1-July 12th. I panicked as I have had nothing prior to this. I have done what the kit recommended with signs and sent letters requiring signatures on July 1st. Do people get a signed receipt card back? We live in a rural area and only get mail 3 days a week as it is.

    • 1vimana1 says:

      Dear Leaty,
      You should get a signed card back, as I did if you had asked the post office to get the card signed for your letter/s if you had sent your letter by Registered Post. It is most important that all letters your send to the C.E.O of the Electric Power Company for your area and to the Victorian Minister for Power etc. be always sent by Registered Post and keep a copy of all these letters in case you might need them in a possible future Court Case.

      In my case I sent letters to the C.E.O of PowerCor Australia and the Minister for Power Mr Michael O’Brien and the Minister or C.E.O of the Smart Meter Department of the Department of Primary Industry politely but firmly I refusing to allow a dopey Deadly Smart Meter on my private property at any time for Health Reasons as there were now so many and even more mounting cases of the Smart Meters making many people sick with Tinnitus and or Chronic Insomnia and or Bleeding Noses etc. after the Smart Meters had been installed on peoples home and or small business properties.

    • Anonymous says:

      Make sure you also lock your meter box but allow access for it to be read by a meter reader (cut out a window) or somehow fix a plate in to prevent them from removing it.
      Installers will ignore the signs and install a death meter anyway, especially if you are not home.
      Make sure the meter can be read
      It is illegal for them to cut your power because you won’t accept a death meter, that is scare tactics, they can only cut power if your bill is not paid.

  2. John says:

    I’m new to all of this stuff but have pretty much followed the expert advice about locking the meter box, providing a meter reading access window and erecting signs. I’ve now sent three letters to United Energy denying access to our property in Templestowe to install a smart meter and copied Minister Kotsiras, plus included covering letters also. UE keeps pushing their “rights” in their first two replies and stating that there are absolutely no health risks. The Minister has replied to two of my letters, agreeing that there are no health risks, and I thought you might be interested in one of his paragraphs in the last one (no reply to the third one yet):

    “The decision to mandate the rollout of smart meters was made under the former Labor Government. In regard to whether you can refuse to have a smart meter installed, since the Government has completed its review and decided that the roll out will continue, all Victorian homes will need to have their meter replaced. Just as with the move to digital TV, where all customers have been required to change over to the new system, the same is necessary with the new electricity metering system” (dated 20-6-13).

    My third letter to both the Minister and UE specifically requests documentary evidence of any statutory requirement being enacted that makes it compulsory for customers to have a smart meter installed. Further, UE has been requested to provide details of the “deemed contract” they assert exists between us, including the necessary Governor in Council consent. These letters were only sent a week ago so replies should lob pretty soon.

    Regards, John

    • Eric says:

      He should not be making any insinuations about anything unless he is prepared to come straight out in the open and state those things emphatically.

      Wishy Washy answers that are not definite and not specific make him appear as pathetic as his predecessor. Not good enough Nic !

    • Eric says:

      Ted Baillieu is a shining example of what happens to politicians who exhibit this insipidness.

      (And that story isn’t finished yet)

    • 1vimana1 says:

      Dear John,
      No matter what this present Victorian Liberal Party Government MANDATES they are WRONG in trying to force you and other Victorian Citizens to accept a Microwave Smart Meter against your Will and Better Judgement. We here in Victoria Australia as in all States of Australia are a DEMOCRACY and we are subject to the Protection by the World Charter of Human Rights 1948 brought in By the English Parliament in Both the House of Commons and the House of Lords in England in 1948 and Made Law.

      Please look it up on the Internet as I have already done . Under this Charter no Government or Private Business or Semi-Government Power can Legally force you to take or accept any goods or service/s your do not want at any time, as you are living in a Democracy here in Victoria Australia which like the rest of the United Kingdom is also a Signatory to this Charter of Human Rights as well as many other Countries under this same Charter of Human Rights 1948. You are also protected under the Victorian Charter of Human Rights 2006, in this case from being forced to accept a Microwave Smart Meter against your will and Better Judgement or from accepting anything this or any Victorian Government or Semi-Government or Private Institution or Business wants to FOIST upon you, which is against your Will and Better Judgement. Please take special note of Clauses 10 and 13 in this the Victorian Charter of Human Rights 2006.

      Simply get your Legal Common Law $167,000:00 Dollar Anti Trespass Signs on your Electric Meter Box and on your front fence or gate, which you will find on this SSMA Site. Then with a Stout Padlock lock your Electric Meter Box and send a polite but strong letter to the C.E.O. of the Electric Power Company for your area stating that your refuse to allow a Microwave Smart Meter on your property at any time for health reasons. State your health reasons in this letter to them if you have any particular health reason or reasons. Send the same type of letter off to Mr Nicholas Kotsiras who is the new Minister for Energy in Victoria as well, and make sure you keep a copy of these letters for Legal reasons and send the Original Letters by Registered Post asking the Post Office to get the return slip signed by the person who picks up your letters.

    • John says:

      Today I received a reply to my third letter to United Energy. It completely ignores every detail of my letter and offers to “investigate whether the smart meter has an external antenna” (???). If so then they could investigate another location to site it on the property. The investigation would be at their cost but the additional installation expense would be at my cost. The letter also states ” another option to consider (either on its own or in combination with installing an antenna) is that United Energy can power down the smart meter, which would further reduce the already low RF emissions”. I should also mention that in each letter I cite health concerns and initially drew attention to the fact that I am a chronic headache suffer. The letter concludes by inviting me to make contact to discuss taking up these options. I think my reaction to that will be to file the letter and just ignore it – I’m not interested in opening-up any discussion about something simply don’t want! Regards, John

      • Anonymous says:

        They are trying every trick in the book hoping that you will give in.
        Nice try by UE, but it still isn’t legal for them to install a death meter.
        Stand your ground, protect your old meter at all costs.
        No way they are going to take my meter, it’s protected like a fortress.
        Power down the meter? Those morons at UE must think we’re gullible fools.
        They are in for one hell of a fight from us, that’s for sure.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The main limitation, or characterising feature, of a ‘best endeavours’ clause is the constraint of reasonableness.

    http://www.claytonutz.com/publications/newsletters/projects_insights/20050505/best_v_reasonable_endeavours_is_there_any_difference.page

  4. Eric says:

    If installation of these cancer meters were law, then installation on “best endeavors” basis doesn’t apply.

    By definition, best endeavors means NOT LAW

  5. John Wilson says:

    This site gives an easy explanation about the unlawfulness of our governments, but more importantly it gives a detailed outline of the case Rumbel v Liver Pool Plains council http://larryhannigan.com/docs/Rumble_Judgment-Default-NSW-Caselaw1.pdf

    I have written many times before that the smart Meter Act is invalid and importantly to understand that they breach the commonwealth Constitution
    1901; the Commonwealth and state Crimes Acts;
    The commonwealth Weights and measurement Act
    The Trade Practices Act (under Victoria it has now been moved to the DPI) why? I cannot say. perhaps to further hide the illegality of what the state government is doing.
    Remember that f the laws of a state are inconsistent with the law of the Commonwealth then the Commonwealth prevails to the extent that where the law is inconsistent.
    It is unlawful to take away your common law rights and this is what the Victorian (and other states) are attempting to do
    I believe we have reached a stage where the parliament must be served with a people’s mandate to return our government to the lawful Constitution, including (in Victoria) the 1855 Victorian constitution that has never been repealed

  6. So, what will the deadline incur on those of us that haven’t switched over, will we be up for additional costs – IN CASE – we don’t win??

    I thought we had already started paying for our meter from way back in January 2012??

    Two weeks ago, a friend of mine had his signs up, meter locked. The installer talked him into putting the new meter in because there would be a large expense to be paid at the end of the year for those who refused installation. My friend didn’t bother to call me for information and let them install the smart meter. He knew that they couldn’t, but let them just the same as he didn’t want to cause trouble!

    The installers were knocking on our door at around 8am & then rang our home number a couple of weeks back. I returned the missed phone call the next day (not knowing who the caller was). The installer was insisting that we had to get the new meter installed. I said the usual, get PowerCor to send me a letter with…… Then I said Thank You, not interested, good bye, hung up. I am sure I’ll be hearing from them soon.

    • Eric says:

      “The installer talked him into putting the new meter in because there would be a large expense to be paid at the end of the year for those who refused installation.”

      Diarrhea had it’s desired effect. Folks, you should not let anything that comes out of the mouth of an installer have any effect upon your resolve. Anthing they say is said only so that you would open up your box. Don’t open your box.

      One more thing……. “a large expense” he said ? A large expense for what ? This statement means nothing if it is not qualified. What for ? A smart meter perhaps….? That doesn’t effect me beacuse I’m not getting a smart meter. An analogue meter perhaps….? Well, I thought that was the idea…..to have an analogue meter. The quoting of “a large expense to be paid” makes absolutely no sense at all to me and thus has no bearing or significance upon anything. Just verbal diarrhea to try and somehow get you to do one thing, the one thing you must NEVER do. Keep you box shut at all times and do not be persuaded by the words of installers, power company letters or of phone calls from power company brainwashed gopher footsoldier little boys and girls.

      • Confirmation Please says:

        Well, it seems that homeowner was “duped” by the “pain” of not doing something, instead of thinking about the “future pain consequences” of having done something now! I am not sure if these installers are on a per meter install – ON TOP – of their salary or retainer. Not sure how that’s working and it would make sense in light of installers “pushing” homeowners to get their meter installed.

        The questions originally asked is more of an interest to me:

        “What will the deadline incur on those of us that haven’t switched over, will we be up for additional costs – IN CASE – we don’t win?? I thought we had already started paying for our meter from way back in January 2012??”

        Is there a deadline where our electricity can be cut off? I thought we were in our rights to stay with our analog meter??

        • Anonymous says:

          They cannot cut off your power. Just make sure you always pay your bills on time and they won’t have a leg to stand on. It is illegal for THEM to cut your power if you’re up to date with your payments.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Can you have a smart meter removed once it has been installed?

    • Pam says:

      I am not sure. SSMA can you enlighten us on this subject please. Anyone else know???? Personally I would be approaching my friendly electrician and asking if this can be done and if it can I would get rid of the darn Dangerous Smart Meter and have it replaced with an analogue meter – surely one must be able to purchase a analogue meter somewhere… Help Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pam

    • Just say NO! says:

      Hi anonymous,
      Try to get an EMR reading done of your domicile. Unlike Gas, EMR has no warning signal. Therefore, a reading is the only way to “smell” the EMR.

      There are people around with the equipment who offer a free, no obligation (they have nothing to sell) service. Contact SSMA, hopefully someone is in your area. There is much good will to be found, just ask. In some cases people find that their exposure is lower than they had imagined. i.e. the dumb meter is radiating their neighbours not them.

      Along with all your letters, your EMR reading will add weight to your Common Law case.
      Hang in there, move any beds away from the dumb meter. Remain very optimistic the weight of the people armed with the Law, will succeed.

      Unless the Law is respected, then all Australians will instantly wake up and smell the Fascism. Blow-Back is rapidly building.

      Those refusing and locking their boxes WILL SUCCEED.
      Meaning that come 2014 they will enjoy an unfair advantage (to health and privacy!) over those who are “installed”. – Lawful avenues will open. Not fair your honour.

      In the mean time, keep sending letters to build your case.
      They must be registered and preferably AR – Advice Receipt.
      We all have friends and family in your position.
      Take some comfort, that WE WILL NEVER cease demanding OUR lawful rights – OR YOURS.
      WE WILL NEVER back down. NEVER!

    • Power Unseen says:

      To Anonymous,
      Yes you can, at least in the UK. Someone at work tells me he has been promised that the utility will call next week to remove it. This is after attempting to persuade him to keep it. We’ll have to see. But from next year it might be more difficult.

  8. Rob Reiken says:

    With this game that they play just 2 words Plausible Deniability where they blame each other as an excuse to wipe their hands clean to say it wasn’t us. The Government are the ones who give the power companies mandate & power to do as they do , it is simple as that while the majority of the sleeping people masses wouldn’t think for a moment that these evil parasites are plotting against them. Well unless we work harder to wake them up , or is it as simple as a Wake Few who carry the rest to get us out of this predicament. We only have ourselves to blame if we continue to be fooled with their lies, propaganda & hypocrisy in the Lamestream Media which is used as the carriage train wreck that strives us down a southward track. Personally my last Elect Bill i just received my record biggest one yet same for water as well struggling now to pay it & others with Debt Collectors harassing me i only just making it for now with my head above water. I’ve believed for 5 or so years it was coming to this which means their objectives are getting there. I’m angry as hell our power grid was sold of to Singapore Nov 2010 for half price because given time this will be miniscule compared to Imminent Domain & Civil Foreclosure, which are follow up stages to this Smart Meter Grid Agenda which is a crime against Humanity. So put up your No Smart Meter or No Trespass signs & do not do as they say cause a way to win this is Non Compliance.

  9. Just say NO! says:

    My latest party trick is to announce:
    “Our delegated trustees intend “mandating” the external remote control of our air conditioners and other household appliances with in a couple of years.”
    Then hold up a print out from the E3 website. ☺
    Watch their jaws drop, before they instantly focus on the task at hand.
    People aren’t stupid, they require facts. Unless having stumbled on the issue, or told, they are blissfully un-aware of the situation, and therefore, the consequences.

    Good News! The Facts are spreading like Wildfire!

    In order to fan the flames, the more individual letters of disapproval, or awakening, sent by us the better. Not only to the usual suspects, but also to Church leaders, Schools, the Governor General, the Attorney General, your local council or even your favorite footy player. Doesn’t matter. People are good at heart. Good people with good information WILL pass it on.

    Send letters to all the up coming Federal runners in your Seat.
    If an independent or other will stand with us – then post their name here for all to see.

    The price of postage is cheap relative to the power of the letter.
    Add some supporting info as found here at SSM or elsewhere.
    Where possible, include a DVD of “Resonance – Beings of Frequency”.

    In my opinion, letters to the media are a waste of a good stamp.

    The Victorian deadline for us to “be installed” is end of 2013.
    We have 6 months to tell everyone that- “the emperor has no clothes.”
    Let’s go!

    Dear Sir, Madam or Madman, I am very concerned….

    • Cedar Wilde says:

      I intend to mail everybody who seems to have any clout at all and some who don’t just to get the message out. Loved your comment about the “Emperor’s new clothes” I’ve been saying that that’s what it’s like ; nice to think that someone else sees it that way.

  10. frontad84 says:

    The local Power Company Gropers
    Plus the overseas interlopers
    Brainwash their staff
    To quote bull and chaff
    Treating us, like a bunch of no hopers

    Powercor the Meterbox is mine
    Bought and paid with the house at the time
    What’s locked in it today
    I’m determined will stay
    Stick your Smart Meter where the sun doesn’t shine.

    To the Staff of Power Companies who
    Phone and Email to harass you
    Stop quoting their lies
    And open your eyes
    To what you’ve been brainwashed into.

    All the Power Company Promoters
    Are nothing but offal toters
    Training robots enmasse
    To phone and harass
    You can bet they’re all Liberal Voters

    The Staff of Power Companies who
    Phone each day to harass you
    Are a bloody disgrace
    To the whole Aussie race
    Getting paid to mislead you.

    To the staff of Power Companies who
    Phone each day to harass you
    Time you stopped quoting lies
    For we’re starting to despise
    You, and the low job you do.

    The Powercor Chief acts like a prick
    Who aims to control all of Vic
    And protecting his job
    Thumbs his nose at us mob
    While his Smart Meters make people sick.

    The Powercor Company in Vic
    With their Smart Meters make people sick
    They show they’ve no thought
    For us so they ought
    To be charged for this Terrorist trick.

    • Gwen says:

      Well done. I think you covered everything and you made me laugh in these distressing times. Very well done.

      • 1vimana1 says:

        I liked it for its honesty and objectivity, in sounding out these Lying Toads that they all are.

      • Pam says:

        Gwen – Yes it was very well written. Maybe this limerick should be sent to Mr Rudd or Mr Napthine. Again probably a bloody waste of time. It made me have a giggle too………….Pam

  11. Pam says:

    We have all just got to stick to OUR PRINCIPALS and not let any Power Distributor install a dangerous smart meter on our property. Just keep our boxes locked and our signs displayed. WE WILL WIN THIS WAR on our nerves, health, safety etc etc and we do have a HUMAN RIGHT to protect our FAMILIES from the dangers of EMR – Radiation is Radiation and that is all there is to it……. Have a good weekend everyone…Pam

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes Gwen,
      I liked the limerick humour therein.

    • 1vimana1 says:

      That’s it folks just stick to your guns and keep those Electric Meter Boxes of yours Padlocked. If you have the viewing window in your Electric Meter Box so much the better.

    • Paul says:

      Here is a copy of the letter I sent to Jemena on 17th June 2013 (full name and address withheld). Please note that I have borrowed material from other authors (many thanks to them):

      24th June 2013

      AMI Communications Advisor
      Jemena Asset Management Pty Ltd
      321 Ferntree Gully Road
      Mount Waverley, VIC 3149

      Dear Sir,

      Re: Smart Meter Installation.

      Thank you for your proforma letter dated 10th June 2013 in which you state that “All Victorian homes and small businesses are required to have existing meters exchanged for a digital, smart meter by the end of 2013.”

      Firstly, I would greatly appreciate a copy of the legislation that states this, as it is my understanding that no such legislation has passed through either the Lower or Upper Houses of State Parliament. As such, it cannot be law, irrespective of Minister Michael O’Brien’s comments that they are “Compulsory.”

      The alleged mandate for installation is based on an Order of Council that does not pertain to electricity consumers – it is a directive to power distributors only. The mandate is for utilities to use their best endeavours to have smart meters installed.

      Furthermore, according to Prime Minister Gillard at the last COAG meeting, “… the devices won’t be compulsory; we’re not going to put that on anyone. People will have choices.” Your argument that she was not referring to Victoria does not hold water, as it is in direct contradiction to the Australian constitution. She was in fact referring to all Australians!

      Additionally, I draw your attention to the Energy Legislation (Hardship, Metering and Other Matters) Act 2006, which includes “Act No. 60/2006 New Division 6A of Part 2, inserted After Division 6 of Part 2 of the Electricity Industry Act 2000 insert— “Division 6A—Advanced Metering”. There is nothing in this Act that says that an advanced metering infrastructure is to be rolled out. Nor does this Act compel power companies to install an advanced meter infrastructure.

      On another matter, you may be right in your claim that the existing analogue meter belongs to Jemena but there is no denying that the box in which it is housed, together with the wiring to which it is connected, belongs to me. With this in mind, I categorically refuse to have my wiring connected in any way to a smart meter and additionally do not consent to any other fixtures of the Smart Meter (e.g. aerials) being fitted to my box, house or land.

      Subject to legislative or contractual obligation or licence, people are allowed to refuse entry on to their property of persons they do not wish to be on their property. In the absence of such an obligation where a domestic customer is opposed to the installation of an AMI, they are entitled to refuse people access to their property for the purpose of installing a smart meter.
      Extract of letter from Eugene White, Barrister, 525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne:

      9th October 2012.
      On the work I have been able to do to date it appears that there is currently no statute that requires a domestic electricity consumer to allow a distributor onto their premises to remove an analogue meter and install a “smart meter”, otherwise known as “Advanced Metering Infrastructure” or “AMI.”
      Free access by right or contract can surely only be granted if Jemena is doing legal works. In this case, you wish to perform unconsented (therefore illegal), work on my property.

      In addition, the second last paragraph of your letter mentions that if a customer refuses access to an installer “We would be well within our rights to disconnect…” This intimidation is clearly in breach of my rights (and those of all Victorians) according to Section 28 of the Commonwealth Crimes Act 1914 (Section 28) – Interfering with Political Liberty. “Any person who, by violence or by threats or intimidation of any kind, hinders or interferes with the free exercise or performance, by any other person, of any political right or duty, shall be guilty of an offence. 
Penalty: Imprisonment for 3 years.”

      Finally, I have serious concerns about the safety of RF EMF radiation. For every argument that you provide dispelling health concerns there are many more from senior scientists and other experts both in this country and overseas to the contrary. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified Smart Meters as a Type 2B certified carcinogenic device. So, is Jemena more knowledgeable on this matter than the WHO? I think not.

      However, if Jemena is so convinced that Smart Meters are safe and that there are no health concerns, would it be prepared to have a legal document signed and duly witnessed to that effect, bearing in mind that the company would be subject to litigation should future health problems arise?

      In conclusion, I reiterate that, under no circumstances, is a smart meter to be installed at my premises. I have accordingly placed signs at my entrance to this effect.

      Yours sincerely

      Paul
      Rosanna VIC 3084

      • Henry says:

        Paul, at your convenience only please keep us posted how you get on. Henry. h.jenkins878@yahoo.com.au

      • Informed Choice says:

        Great letter, Paul. You really told them! Lots of good points made here.

      • Anonymous says:

        I suspect that Jemena will package up a letter of BS as a response

      • Steve says:

        Great letter Paul. Would be interested in what response you will get. I suspect they will reply by providing a copy of the electrical distribution code and will remain quiet on the health issues.

      • Allan says:

        Jemena can stick it’s cancer meters

      • Frank says:

        Good on ya, Paul. We are also in Rosanna, there are 4 houses in our street with the signs up, and have received the same letters from Jemena.

        Below is the letter we sent them, with all the good advice from the people here on the forum.

        Cheers
        Frank

        AMI Communications Advisor
        Jemena Asset Management
        Locked Bag 7000
        Mount Waverley
        Victoria 3149

        27 June 2013

        Dear Name,

        We refer to your letter dating 24 June 2013 (received 27 June 2013) in reply to our Notice of prohibition of undue harassment or coercion of smart meter installation to your company.

        The references you provided in your letter do not provide the requested evidence we asked for.

        In detail:

        The Electricity Distribution Code (EDC) that was attached to the letter clearly states that it is a GUIDELINE (on page 2) and hence not LAW.

        In addition, none of the sections in the EDC mentions the installation of smart meters. We are in possession of a letter by barrister Eugene White, Melbourne, that states that neither the Electricity Distribution Code nor the Electricity Customer Metering Code contain express terms to the effect that consumers are obliged to allow persons on to their property to install smart meters.

        NOTE: We do not agree with nor do we consent to the installation of a smart meter.

        Section 3.3.2 of the EDC requires us to give the distributor’s representatives unhindered access for the purposes of inspecting and testing , provided official identification is produced upon request.
        According to section 3.3.4, the distributor must use their best endeavours to access a customer’s premises.

        NOTICE:

        We hereby advise you that according to the abovementioned sections we require notice in writing from Jemena so that we can arrange a reasonable time if your company wishes to enter our property for the purposes described in section 3.3.2. of the EDC. Please note that we require written notice at least 20 days in advance as we have to arrange for a qualified electrician and a lawyer to be present to verify that the person entering our property is qualified and only performs the activities mentioned in section 3.3.2, ie, inspecting and testing.

        Pursuant to clause 14.1 of the Victorian Government Order in Council No S200 (28 August 2007), distributors are required to use their “best endeavours” to complete the rollout of AMIs

        Please note that the Victorian Essential Services Commission (ESC) has clearly stated that a threat to disconnect the power supply because of the refusal of an individual to allow the installation of a smart meter on their premises is not considered as being consistent with “best endeavours”.
        We will hold your company in full commercial liability for any further illegal threats of this nature.

        Your letter refers to statements made by Minister O’Brien that refusal of a smart meter would break “the law”. These are vague statements that have no legal effect and use borrowed authority to justify your company’s position whilst trying to hide the fact that no law exists under which we are obligated to have a smart meter installed.

        AGAIN: We do not agree with nor do we consent to the installation of a smart meter.

        Sincerley

      • keith says:

        Superb letter Paul; it will be interesting what reply you receive. I suspect the reply will ignore your excellently drafted points. There is a lot of buck passing going on, with no one accepting responsibility for the smart meter debacle, neither electricity companies, the state government or government agencies that are supposed to protect our health and safety. Someone else mentioned a rally outside parliament in Melbourne. Maybe it’s time to consider this. There appears to be a huge cover up going on with the smart meter issue.

  12. bcfreedom says:

    This is now, and always has been about jurisdiction, the government owns the rights of the people, just like in Canada, UK, USA.

  13. Reblogged this on The GOLDEN RULE and commented:
    Here are the facts. The public are being shafted, again or still. Please become aware and active in opposing an illegal and harmful installation of equipment to effect control of your power by a higher authority,

    • 1vimana1 says:

      Never fear Gentle Victorians,
      Our Power as Customers of these Nefarious Foreign Owned Electric Power Companies is actually growing in leaps and bounds, even if you can’t see it yet, as every day we are giving these callous ones more and more punishment with our Polite but Forceful Letters. We will not be dictated to by these Foreign Owned Electric Power Company C.E.O’s and the COMPLICIT Victorian Liberal Party Government Stooges.

  14. 1vimana1 says:

    Dear Readers,
    Please keep on fighting for your DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS. These Foreign Owned Electric Power Company representatives or C.E.O’s of the Five Foreign Owned Electric Power Companies nor this Corrupt and Tricky Liberal Party Government or its C.E.O of the Department of Primary Industry or its’ Victorian Minister for Power Mr Nicholas Kotsiras is able to Legally force you to accept a dopey and now proving to be World-Wide Type 2B Carcinogen Causing Microwave so-called Smart Meter.

    Every one of the people trying to force you to accept these deadly devices is WICKED and will in time be punished for their Past and Still Ongoing Crimes against Us the People of Victoria.
    I exhort you to never give into these Truly Wicked People.

  15. Miriam. says:

    This is truly a shameful situation – we need an independent judicial enquiry NOW.

    People should also know that under some of the various legislations that govern the electricity industry – the electricity companies are required to negotiate with consumers IN GOOD FAITH. This is barely happening at all.

    I am aware of two cases where the consumer/household has been taken off the installation list – one is definately with United Energy. These are only “temporary” though.

  16. 1vimana1 says:

    Dear Letter writer to……THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT: MANDATING AN UNLAWFUL ACT AND CREATING A POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEALTH CATASTROPHE.
    In an effort to stop getting continually bullied by this now proving to be Cowardly Liberal Party Government just like the past Cowardly Victorian Labour Government who started the Roll-Out of these now proving to be Type 2B Microwave Carcinogen Meters, please realise that I too have been continually bullied by the following people…The C.E.O of PowerCor a Mr Shane Brehney some ten or more months ago and before that as well as by two women of the so-called Human Relations or Publicity Department at PowerCor as well as a cowardly man from the A.M.I. attached to PowerCor and the past Victorian Minister for Power Mr Michael O’Brien and three people from the Victorian Department of Primary Industry to boot.

    For all of their bullying it did them no good, as I ended up sending them polite but very strong letters stating that I refused to allow a now proving to be Deadly Microwave Smart Meter on my property. I also stated that I had padlocked my Electric Meter Box with an Industrial Padlock. I own the Electric Meter Box as I had to buy it when I built my new house. I also sent them copies of my Legal Common Law $167,000:00 Dollar Anti-Trespass Signs which I have securely posted on my metal Electric Meter Box and on my front fence and on my lounge widow. My last Legal Tactic was to send a very powerful Legal Notice of Undue Harassment for the sum of $1.1 Million Dollars to the above people also by Registered Post as below. I exhort every one of you readers to use this same Legal Notice from the A.C.C.C as well. So far it has worked for me and should for you.

    This continual Criminal Harassment of this Now Proving to be Victorian Liberal Party Government and the past Victorian Minister for Power, in concert with these also Proving to be Criminal C.E.O’s of these Five Foreign Owned Electric Power Companies here in Victoria and their Henchmen and Women of their Publicity or Human Relations Offices as well as the Department of Primary Industry’s C.E.O and his henchmen are truly Ongoing Acts of Gross Criminality towards us a Free And Democratic Victorian Public. Please do as I did and send the following Legal Notice off to those in power who continue to trample on your Democratic Rights. Send this notice off to them by Registered Post.

    (INSERT OWN NAME)
    (ADDRESS)

    (Insert name and
    Address of Power Distributor)

    NOTICE OF PROHIBITION OF UNDUE HARASSMENT OR COERCION FOR SMART METER INSTALLATION
    This notice is provided to _______________________________________________ and any persons, entities,
    (Insert Power distributor name and ACN no off letter you received)
    Employees, associates, corporations, sub-contractors and agents of the fore mentioned (herein referred to as Your Company).
    Notice to agent is notice to principal.

    Note: This notice is provided in addition and following a NOTICE OF PROHIBITION FOR
    SMART METER INSTALLATION (date of your first letter) and NOTICE Your Company’s
    INTENTION TO DISHONOUR AND VIOLATE PROHIBITION FOR SMART METER
    INSTALLATION NOTICE (date of your letter received from Power Distributor after) served on Your Company.
    Your Company is prohibited and forbidden from communication in any manner, with the intent to solicit for the installation of a “smart meter” or meter containing wireless communication function(s) at the following (service) address: (Insert your address). Such an act is herein referred to as a PROHIBITED ACT.
    I have lawful and legal standing and claim of right to make such a demand.

    Any PROHIBITED ACT will be considered an act of undue harassment or coercion with the supply or possible supply of goods or services as defined by the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CTH) Vol. 3, Ch. 4, PT> 4-1, Div. 5 Sec. 168; such an offence carries a penalty of $1.1,000,000:00 One point one Million Dollars. If Your Company is in any way directed by the Government (State of Victoria) and State of Victoria Corporation to perform such an offence, the Government and individual members are liable under tort may in addition be held vicariously liable.
    Any PROHIBITED ACT remains prohibited unless I provide a NOTICE OF CESSATION OF PROHIBITION explicitly annulling this notice, or following a sale of property and change of property title holder for the property in question.
    A copy of this notice will also be provided for their records to (via regular mail):
    1. Customer Relations, DPI,
    2. Minister For Power Mr Nicholas Kotsiras, Government in the State of Victoria.

    If a response to this notice containing any dispute of facts or CLAIM OF RIGHT based on lawful claim of right is not received within fourteen days from Your Company, it shall be fact that you accept as fact this notice and facts contained within, and will honour this notice; such requiring no further action on your behalf.

    Sincerely

    _______________ ____________________ _____________________
    (Your SIGNATURE) (Witness to your Signature) (Print Witnesses name)

    • Frances Makarova says:

      I have refused to permit my Electricity Provider access to my property to install a so called Smart Meter because I have heard that they are dangerous.

      • keith says:

        Well done Frances; I am on the Mornington Peninsula and United Energy is concentrating on Dromana and Mornington at the moment, with letters stating they will ignore “Do not Install Smart Meter” signs. So to others in Mornington and further south, lock your meter boxes (refer to instructions on this website).

        • Peninsula Amonymous says:

          Keith, I have a holiday home down there further south and I have it all in lock up mode. Have you had an installer visit recently and if so, how did it go ?

          • keith says:

            So far so good Peninsula Anonymous; they are due at my place later this week or the next. It will be interesting whether they attempt to break the lock on the meter box to gain access.

            • Anonymous says:

              Keith beware, what they did to my brother was to remove the screws for the hinges, and put the dumb meter in while he was working. He had it padlocked! “They took my analogue meter. I do not know exactly when but they had to lift up my garage door. I discovered a digital meter that they did not tell me about. I want it removed and the original analogue meter replaced.”
              Now they want to roll one out here in the “next few months”. There are a few new houses going up around here and my health is getting far worse. One is right behind me and above my fence overlooking my home and yard. As you would all know, the new houses have them installed. I do not believe that the power company owned that analogue meter and there was no ownership sticker on it. I have recently had 2 trespass signs removed. Interestingly they did not like the one that spells out what entities includes and the smaller one explaining fee simple. Now I have 6 of them on my front gates and notices also inside my front windows… see how they like those apples! We need remedy and we need it now. Arthur Chresby thy will be done explains the parliament and MY WILL letters to them. We all need to do this, and then follow it up at their sitting, with a vote of no confidence. Petitions largely do not work because “they” can and do sneakily claim them as one letter. If I sign a petition I put in comments MY WILL which in essence is an instruction to cease and desist in all manner and form with smart meters period, and interfering with the public health and natural rights. Cheers

          • Anonymous says:

            They won’t break your lock (that is illegal) but they will put a lot of pressure on you to open it, with scare tactics and words to intimidate you.
            Stand your ground and don’t let their lies get the better of you.

          • 1vimana1 says:

            Peninsula Anonymous,
            I hope you got up your Common Law anti-trespass $167,000:00 Dollar Fines Notices as well to help cover your Legal Common Law rights. Just the notices alone are not enough against these tricky and immoral devils, you need to have your Electric Meter Box firmly padlocked with a stout Padlock as I and many Victorians have done.

            • Anonymous says:

              take time and stamp dated photos as evidence, show your friends/family get them to sign a note on the date u show them as evidence.

      • 1vimana1 says:

        Frances,
        You are correct, these so-called Smart Meters are very dangerous to your and everybody’s health and to your and everybody’s electrical goods as well.

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