Stop Smart Meters Australia and Citizens Advocating for a Safe Environment have received the following responses from candidates and political parties regarding the forced installation of smart meters in Victoria.
Katter’s Australian Party
Rob Danieli, Katter’s Australian Party lead Senate candidate for Victoria said “The forced installation of smart meters in Victoria is wrong and completely goes against the core values and principles of our party. Victorians should not be discriminated against. We should have the same rights as other states to be able to opt out of the AMI [Advanced Metering Infrastructure] program. While the AMI program in Victoria is a state government initiative (but also promoted by COAG), if I am elected to the Senate, I will endeavour to support my fellow Victorians to stand up for their civil rights. For various legitimate reasons, including health, privacy and safety, many Victorians are opposed to the forced installation of smart meters, yet they are being ignored by the two corporate-controlled major parties If smart meters can be optional in other states and in other countries, why not Victoria?” The Victorian Branch of Katter’s Australian Party has adopted a smart meter policy. See attachment: Advanced Metering Infrastructure Reform Policy
Democratic Labour Party (DLP)
Mark Farrell, DLP lead Senate candidate for Victoria said “The Democratic Labour Party and I believe that every person has the right to reject a smart meter on their property. This is based on:
a) They are not properly tested.
b) They are dangerous.
c) They give too much government control over power use.
d) Health reasons.
e) The current Victorian State Government before they were elected promised all Victorians that nobody would be forced to have a smart meter.
The DLP and I if elected will voice everyone’s concern and objections to the current roll out of Smart Meters.”