This abuse of our rights has to stop NOW!!

One person wrote to Stop Smart Meters Australia (SSMA):

“The power companies are saying things verbally like threatening to cut off power etc. but not in writing.  That’s exactly what happened to my friend in Ballan.  I advised him to ask Powercor to put in writing the threat he received over the phone that his power be disconnected if he didn’t have a smart meter installed.  But the Powercor rep wouldn’t agree to state this in writing.  We showed what BS artists they have now become!

As their deadline of December 2013 approaches for total installation of smart meters across the state, power distributors are becoming increasingly shrill and desperate in their attempts to bully and coerce people to accept these microwave emitting electronic devices.  But people are standing firm.

Another writes,

“Power distributors are certainly stepping up the pressure. The other day my wife (who is 74 and not very well) received a phone call from them saying: ‘We are going to install a smart meter on your property on Sept 7 whether you like it or not. So we demand you remove the locks on the front gate and the meter box and take down the signs.’ (NO SMART METER signs that are prominently displayed). Well, in the event I doubled the locks on the front gate and rammed my car up again it. They duly arrived and saw they couldn’t gain access. After a few minutes they drove away. I have since put up a sign on the front gate stating: ‘You will be committing a criminal offence if you break into this property.’ It is almost inconceivable that this unlawful and thuggish behaviour is being condoned in Australia.”

Yet another writes,

“Powercor will not listen!!! My Father did the right thing and phoned them when he received a letter to say they needed him to call them to make an appointment for installation of his smart meter.  He phoned them, not for an appointment, but to tell them he would not be having one under any circumstances, and his box was staying locked. Two days later he received a call from a person at Powercor who had received an email from the person Dad had phoned, and wanted to discuss Dad’s reasons and tell him that he had no choice, he had to have it installed. Unfortunately, my Dad, being the respectful gentleman he is, explained to the Powercor representative his reasons, to which Dad was told he is an idiot.  By this point my Dad was really shaken up and feeling ill, so he told them they were a pack of “bloody liars” and hung up. 

Since then, a friend with a small business told me that she refused twice last week, and now the installer has been seen walking back and forwards past her business, and he told her on Friday in no uncertain terms, “I will be back and I will install the smart meter”.”

It’s time to show power distributors and the Government that we do have rights, and WE WILL STAND UP FOR THEM!

SSMA suggests that those who are experiencing similar situations consider taking the following actions:

We cannot emphasise enough that you ensure your meter box is locked (with a window for meter reading) and placing ‘No trespass’ signs as per the description and copies here: https://stopsmartmeters.com.au/actions-you-can-take/.

However, IF YOU ONLY HAVE SIGNS they are still going ahead with installations.

If they come to your door to install a smart meter, simply say “no thanks, I am not having one”.  If they try to discuss this with you say “I am not willing to discuss it with you, I will only deal with the power distributor in writing.” Then put in writing to the power distributor that you are refusing a smart meter on your property and to send your name to the Government as a conscientious objector to having a smart meter installed and to be placed on the refusal list (despite what they tell you, SUCH A LIST EXISTS).  Also demand that the company stop bullying and intimidating you, behaviour that should not be tolerated in in a civil society, and is arguably illegal.

If you have a video camera or camera on your phone, take it to the door with you if the installers come ,and simply say I am recording this for evidence.

If a power distributor or installer arrives at your address, then before they start to speak, state the following:

“Please wait a moment while I get my phone or video to record this conversation for accuracy of statements being made, as it may be used in future legal action” , then start recording.

Also, keep a copy of all correspondence to and from the power distributor.

Request that all future communication is to be done in writing.  Also avoid talking with the power company on the phone or anyone representing them.  Keep saying that you will only deal with this matter in writing.  We are finding that threats are often being made verbally but they are not prepared to make the same statements in writing….

STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS NOW!!!

 

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  2. Anonymous says:

    hi

    Hi, I had my gate padlocked. I also had my signs up, and SP Ausnet, CLIMBED MY BLOODY FENCE

  3. Paul says:

    Today I received another letter from Mark Feather, Executive Director, Energy Sector Development, Department of State Development, Business & Innovation. He did not respond satisfactorily to any of my requests (see my letter dated 9th October 2013 – above). Please read my response below:

    14th October 2013

    Mr Mark Feather
    Executive Director
    Energy Sector Development
    Department of State Development, Business & Innovation

    Your Reference: XXXXXXX

    Dear Mark,

    I am replying to your letter dated 10th October 2013 and provide you with the following responses:

    Installation and smart meter rollout

    I reiterate, the mandate to which you refer in your third paragraph is for distributers “to use their best endeavours” to have smart meters installed. It is not law!

    Secondly, your fourth paragraph again erroneously quotes Section 93 (1) (d)

    … Subject to the Road Management Act 2004, may enter upon any public or private land or roads and construct any works or place on under or over any such land or road any structure or equipment and may repair, alter or remove any such structure or equipment or any works under its control.

    Note that this is subject to the Road Management Act 2004 and ‘Construct any works or place on, under or over any such land or road any structure or equipment…’ refers to placing structures or equipment ON LAND; it does not refer to placing structures or equipment in or on a customer’s private residence! Additionally, there is no mention of smart meters.

    Your sixth paragraph mentions that customers are bound to comply with the Electricity Distribution Code pursuant to their contract with their distribution business. I don’t know of any customer who has a contract with any electricity distributor. The retailer, yes but not the distributor.

    Also, Section 40 (A) of the Electricity Industry Act just mentions that a contract is deemed to exist but does not state that a smart meter has to be accepted.

    Furthermore, I draw your attention to Section 2 (extract below). You will notice that ‘…the distributor must provide, install and maintain STANDARD METERING…’ Please note that smart meters are not standard metering and did not exist in Australia in 2000.

    2 CONNECTION OF SUPPLY
    2.1
    Equipment
    2.1.1 In respect of each supply address which is in a distributor’s distribution area, the distributor must provide, install and maintain standard metering and necessary associated equipment, at a suitable location to be provided by the customer in respect of that supply address, unless the customer’s retailer is eligible to choose and chooses a different service provider to install a meter and associated equipment in accordance with the applicable metering code.
    Furthermore, you cite Clause 3.3.2(a) of the Electricity Distribution Code regarding access to premises. Read it carefully, as you only mentioned part of the clause. Please see extract below where it says ‘to the distributor’s equipment for any purpose associated with the supply, metering or billing of electricity…’ Again there is no mention of replacement of said equipment with a smart meter.
    3.3.2 Provided official identification is produced by the distributor’s representatives on request, a customer must provide to the distributor’s representatives at all times convenient and unhindered access:
    (a to the distributor’s equipment for any purposes associated with the supply, metering or billing of electricity; and…
    By the way, there are no government regulations that require me or any Victorian to have a smart meter installed. If such regulations exist, I would greatly appreciate a copy posted to me as soon as possible.
    Health
    You have mentioned ARPANSA’s, statement, which is based on old research and is therefore outdated. You have mentioned the IARC’s classification of ‘carpentry and joinery, coffee, dry cleaning and pickled vegetables as Class 2B carcinogens but exposure to these is voluntary, whereas smart meters are not! What about DDT, also a class 2B carcinogen? Isn’t this banned?
    Maybe I should refer to the Chief Health Officer’s website, after all it couldn’t possibly be biased, could it?
    Mobile phone radiation – again voluntary. However, the nature of the exposure is not very different as you claim, since radiation is radiation – the only difference is the distance from the source.
    Electromagnetic radiation is dangerous. Recently in Melbourne, and for the first time in Australia, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of the Australian Federal Court has provided legal recognition of the health effects of electromagnetic radiation (EMR). Do you ignore this?
    Smart meters emit about 160 times the amount of radiation that a mobile phone emits. See this link:
    http://www.electrosmogprevention.org/public-health-alert/smart-meters-radiation-exposure-up-to-160-times-more-than-cell-phones-hirsch/
    Smart meters do facilitate surveillance. An amateur hacker/would be thief would have no problems accessing any transmission. To think otherwise is naïve.
    Finally, I am still awaiting a signed, official document from a relevant state government department or electricity distributor categorically stating that smart meters will not affect my health or that of my family.
    Please note that I will not engage in any further correspondence unless of course it is to thank you for providing the document mentioned in my last paragraph.
    Yours sincerely,

    Paul XXXX
    Rosanna VIC 3084

  4. Paul says:

    PEOPLE, PLEASE NOTE THAT MICHAEL O’BRIEN IS NOT THE RELEVANT MINISTER. THE MINISTER IS NICK KOTSIRAS

  5. Don Fitzpatrick says:

    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 Companies 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.

    • 1vimana1 says:

      Love the poem Don.
      Actually Don it’s not only these foreign owned Electric Power Company C.E.O’s who are acting like pricks, but also SP AusNet employee Mr Lyle Johnson, the head man seemingly in charge of the Publicity Department of SP AusNet, who wickedly teaches these gouache and lame brained little girls and boys in this department of Spin and Lies who so stupidly carry this can of Worms and downright LIES for him, as he it seems is the one teaching them all these lies to keep spreading to the Electricity Customers of SP AusNet.
      Of course we have City Power and Powercor and its Spin and Lies Department as well as the other three foreign owned Electric Power Companies also openly lying to us the Victorian Public, but when I open my Law books appertaining to The Victorian Electricity Act and other germane Legal Facts it is easy to see how these silly people misquote the Victorian Electricity Act and other Legal things.

      Two days ago I left a polite message and my ‘phone number for Mr Lyle Johnson to please ‘phone me back on some important points regarding the Microwave but not so-smart meters, but true to form this man, nay weak excuse for a man has not yet returned my call.

      When I am armed with my Law Books and the specific Legal Acts appertaining to all of this so-called Electric Microwav Smart Meter Business, it is very easy to trip up these disseminators of untruths quite easily, and much to their embarrassment.

      I am looking forward to the day we can get all of these LIARS into the High Court and attack them with Common Law. This includes John Brumby of the Labor Party and his then Minister for Power Peter Batchelor and every Victorian Liberal Party Premier and their various Ministers for Power like Mr Michael O’Brien and the present Minister for Power Mr Nicholas Kotsiras who like the past Victorian Premier Mr John Brumby and right up to every Labor Minister for Power and every Victorian Liberal Premier from Mr Ted Baillieu and Mr Dennis Napthine the temporary Premier of Victoria and the Present Minister for Power Mr Nicholas Kotsiras, for none of them will be able to escape the Long Arm of The Law with their pathetic excuse that the Victorian Order in Council will protect these slippery men from PROSECUTION for it clearly won’t.

      Using Common Class Action, we the Victorian People will bring these Scheming people ‘Down on their knees,’ as we will with Mr Shane Brehney of Powercor although he is now retired, and probably lying amongst his cups soused in his private wine cellar.

      Our Laws will justly ensnare him and any past and present C.E.O of the other four foreign owned Cruel and Conniving Money Grubbing and Immoral and Mammon Worshiping C.E.O’s of the Department of State Development and Innovation such as Mr Mark Feather whom I have already sorted out much to his chagrin and truly guilty conscious.
      Now each of you who are trying to make Victorians Lives a LIVING HELL will feel the Wrath of our Collective anger and outrage against us whom you have so long plotted. Soon it will be your turn to SHAKE IN YOUR SHOES !

  6. frontad84 says:

    Regarding the representatives (mouthpieces) of Power Companies who continually phone and send Emails etc, in their attempts to try and convince you that Smart Meters are safe.
    I find it hard to understand how these individuals can sleep easily at night, knowing they are spending their days being paid to tell us a whole bundle of untruths.

    In my book what they are really doing in their nicely courteous but oily manner is nothing less than bullying and harassment, for they obviously have no Technical knowledge whatsoever to support any of the information they are spouting to us.

    All these parrots know is what they are told to say and just by carrying this out shows to me they are a measly bunch who are very weak or devoid of any principles or conscience and would do or say anything for money.

    If they had any real decency or conscience at all they would be telling their Power Company Bosses to do their own dirty work, then go and seek honest employment elsewhere.

    • 1vimana1 says:

      Fear not frontad84,
      These schemers who plot against thee and all of us are lower than a snake’s belly, but judged shall they all surely be, and as well in the Life to come when they have shuffled off their mortal coil. Remember thou that the Mills of God grid slow, but they grind exceeding sure !
      These slippery creatures running the five foreign owned Power Companies together with these now seemingly CORRUPT Victorian Ministers for power and these also seemingly corrupt men starting with Mr John Brumby of the past Labour Victorian Government and his Minister for Power Mr Peter Batchelor and all the rest of the Victorian Liberal Party Premiers and their Ministers for Power such as Mr Michael O’Brien and now Mr Nicholas Kotsiras will not escape our Common Class Action when we drag these people and their ilk into the High Court to be tried under COMMON LAW, for they forget that they are only used to Maritime or Commercial Law with which Mr Michael O’Brien is supposed to be an expert, but with Common Law based on Magna-Carta and further supported by Gurus Prudence, we will crush you. Remember that Magna Carta has its fine legal base from 1215 A.D.

      He, Mr Michael O’Brien won’t be feeling too well, especially when faced with a lawyer or lawyers equal or superior to his knowledge of Law. I have been in touch with some very fine English barristers of Common Law and look forward to Mr Michael O’Brien wiping that look off his face when stood against such fine barristers and Queens Councillors and expert in Common Law. You see Mr Michael O’Brien, your day of reckoning is coming sooner than you think. I have been busy in England the home of my birth contacting British Experts in Common Law.

      You Mr Michael O’Brien have shown no Duty of Care for us Victorians Health and Well Being, in our hard struggle for justice, and to rid ourselves of these Microwave Electric Type 2B Carcinogen Causing so-called Smart Meters, as you have sided with the Money Hungry C.E.O’s of the five foreign owned Electric Power Companies as have you also Mr Nicholas Kotsiras and you Mr Peter Batchelor and you too Mr Dennis Napthine the temporary Liberal Party Premier of Victoria and you too Mr Ted Baillieu the past premier of Victoria and you too Mr Nicholas Kotsiras.

      Shame on you Mr Nicholas Kotsiras, a man from Greece and the HOME OF DEMOCRACY. Seems to me you wouldn’t know what democracy is even if it jumped up and bit you on the #!&%! Be gone thou SLUGGARD, remove thyself from office of Minister for Power, for thou art no fit person for this post, let alone to be a politician as thou knowest nothing of kindness towards us who are thy Masters. Thou art our Servant but thou hast been weighed in the balance and found WANTING, begone from office thou SLUGGARD !

  7. frontad84 says:

    How on earth can the so called Honourable Michael O’Brien be honourable, what a laugh.

    • 1vimana1 says:

      I say to thee Mr Fontad84,
      Henceforth no man shall call Mr Michael O’Brien the Honourable Mr Michael O’Brien, for he has proven himself to be; ye truly, hast he proven himself to be a truly Dishonourable creature and in mine and many other sufferers of Electro hyper sensitivities’ eyes to be lower than a Snakes’ Belly.

      Yea and likewise none of these pathetic excuses for men and women and little boys and girls with now shrivelled SOULS working in this truly Satanic Microwave Smart Meter Industry are daily ruining our lives; as is likewise Mr Nicholas Kotsiras, for likewise he hast now proven himself to be a Dishonourable creature as he also careth more for Filthy LUCRE, yea MONEY; as does the truly Dishonourable Mr Michael O'Brien.

      Likewise these also little shrivelled souls of boys and girls and their lying and conniving Teachers of Lies and falsehoods in their departments of Spin are slowly but irrevocably losing their Immortal Souls.

      Woe unto all of thee for great shalt be thy Terror when thou has shuffled of thy Mortal Coil and awaitest thou The Day Of JUDGEMENT !

  8. Eric says:

    There is a greater issue than whether we as individuals have a choice to choose whether or not we have a smart meter. The fact of the matter is that we have always had that choice. The only reason we talk about having choice is because we are being made to feel that choice does not exist through the lies we are being told by the State Government and the Electricity Distributors. The greater issue is whether the State Government should have ever allowed these class 2B carcinogenic and harmful devices to be put out into the public arena in the first place.

    The answer is a clear NO. This is a case of where the whole agenda is in error.
    It is one bad decision that is causing nothing but immense grief on a mass scale.

  9. Paul says:

    Boopsy,

    The link you provided is intended to make you think that it is law. As I have mentioned many times on this site, to be made law it must first be presented to either the lower or upper house of state parliament. Then it has to be passed by both houses. Then it has to be approved and signed off by the governor. Then it has to be published in the government gazette. None of these steps have ever been taken. IT IS NOT LAW!!!

    Threats to have your power cut off are illegal, as electricity is an essential service. They cannot cut your power off if you have been paying your bills on time.

    Also, people please be aware that you are already paying a SERVICE charge with your existing bills, which means you are already paying for the meter reader.

    In respect of entering your property please read this extract of a letter I wrote to Mark Feather on 9th August 2013:

    “…Furthermore, your letter suggests that I am obligated to provide reasonable access for the installation of a smart meter. I most certainly am not! To suggest otherwise is in violation of my common law rights.

    You quote Section 93 of the Electricity Industry Act 2000 (Vic) regarding ‘the right to enter land in certain circumstances.’ Section 93 (1a) only states that an electricity corporation ‘may enter upon any lands and sink bores and make surveys and do any other acts or things necessary for sinking bores or making surveys.’

    Furthermore, Section 93 (1b) goes on to state: ‘may, with any equipment or devices, receive, store, transmit, or supply electricity, water, brown coal or products of brown coal over, or under, any land and may enter on any land upon either side of such equipment and fell or remove any tree or part of a tree or any obstruction which in the opinion of the electricity corporation it is necessary to fell or remove…’ These are the only references to entering land. Nowhere does it make mention of any smart meter.

    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 a smart meter, they are entitled to refuse anyone access to their property for the purpose of installing such a device.”

    Boopsy, I Hope this puts you at ease.

    Paul

    • Anonymous says:

      Hi Paul. I looked up the web address Boopsy gave to see what it said. I rang the number 136186, and spoke to Brenda who told me that legislation was passed in Victorian Parliament in 2008 for it to be law that allows smart meters to be installed. When I tried to access the site that shows this, I wasn’t able to. http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au I told her that I would have to have the power disconnected before I would have one installed.
      I told her my reactions to EMR are severe and she told me to get my Doctor to write a letter to give to Powercor stating my symptoms. She said this just after telling me smart meters are completely safe. If they believe them to be ‘safe’ why would they make allowances for someone who says they are EMR sensitive?
      I am so thankful to everyone who contributes on this site to keep us informed of the truth.
      THANK YOU SSMMA.

    • Paul says:

      Spot on Anonymous! However, what this Brenda was alluding to was an Order in Council that gave a mandate to the electricity companies to “use their best endeavours” to install smart meters (SMs). Hold your ground, it’s not law and is not likely to become law because they know that if they force SMs on us in this way, any health issues that arise will generate a landslide of litigation.
      At the moment, it can (and will) be argued that those who already have SMs have consented to the installation and therefore, if health issues arise, the power companies/government would not be responsible.
      Try to get the government or power companies to provide an official, signed document to the effect that SMs are totally safe – bet they won’t. And if not, would that not be an admission that they are dangerous?

      • Boopsy says:

        Thank-you very much for your reply Paul. I wish you had been here on the day the installer arrived and installed the meter.
        Besides handing any information I have to SSMA, I feel like my avenues for redress are non-existent. Would writing United Energy a letter now, still be of value?
        They lied to me about when the installer was coming out, about having to have one installed, about cutting off my electricity and about it being law to have one installed.
        How can I be certain they will pass on my name to the objectors list, or government?
        What would you do in this situation Paul?

        Thanks again, and also to all at SSMA.

        Power to the People.

      • 1vimana1 says:

        Paul,
        See Janet Hogarty’s admission to one of her clients, that she can’t guarantee that the Microwave so-called Smart Meters are safe in any way at all, see below.

        From: Richard Leschen
        Sent: Monday, July 15, 2013 11:37 AM
        To: Kotsiras. Nicholas ; Napthine Dennis
        Subject: Tacit Admission by PowerCor: PowerCor Fails To Guarantee Safety of Smart Meters.

        Dear Sirs,
        Please be so kind as to read all of these FACTS BELOW.

        Sincerely,

        Richard Leschen.

        Here is astounding news from PowerCor. Who in their RIGHT MIND would want a Deadly Dangerous so-called Smart Meter, after this Admission that……..
        Powercor Fails To Guarantee Safety of Smart Meters. Anyone reading this tacit admission from PowerCor would have to be mad to allow a Microwave Smart Meter on their property.

        MEDIA RELEASE – Powercor Fails To Guarantee Safety of Smart Meters
        Posted on July 27, 2012by Stop Smart Meters Australia
        Stop Smart Meters Australia
        MEDIA RELEASE
        Powercor Fails To Guarantee Safety of Smart Meters
        Responding to concerns a customer has on the health effects of smart meters, Powercor truthfully declared in writing that “We are not in a position to give you any guarantees or assurances about the smart meters and your health concerns.”

        Yet Hon. Michael O’Brien, Minister for Energy and Resources, is continually pronouncing through the media that smart meters are categorically safe and have absolutely no effects on people’s health. If smart meters are safe, why can’t power distributors guarantee their safety?

        Ms Name being withheld for reasons of privacy and legal reasons, spokesperson for Stop Smart Meters Australia, said “ We find it astonishing that despite the mounting evidence, Minister O’ Brien fails to acknowledge that a percentage of the Victorian population is sensitive to microwave radiation and suffer adverse health effects resulting from the installation of smart meters. Symptoms include disrupted sleep, headaches, nausea, dizziness, heart palpitations and tinnitus (ringing in ears). Many of these people have medical certificates attributing their condition to smart meters.”

        This coming weekend, Stop Smart Meters Australia will be providing support to a gathering of people who are sensitive to electromagnetic radiation and who have been adversely affected by smart meters. These are the unfortunate people that the Baillieu Government and power distributors have chosen to ignore.

        “Smart Meters Australia supports these people’s rights to ‘opt out’ of the smart meter program and have their smart meter replaced with an analogue or non-wireless meter” said Ms Smith.

      • 1vimana1 says:

        Paul,
        Of Course these five Overseas Electric Power Companies of Jemena, City Power SP AusNet and Powercor and United Energy won’t admit these Microwave so-called Smart Meters are safe for your health, as it would be more than their jobs are worth unless of course they got permission from their C.E.O. Actually we have a good case of this with Powercor, where a Mrs Janet Hogarty the chief officer of the Publicity Department actually admitted to one of her clients who kept on bothering her with letters for the TRUTH regarding these Electric Microwave so-called Smart Meters. He asked her for ” A Written Guarantee that these Microwave Smart Meters were Safe for his or anyone else’s health and this is what he received from Mrs Janet Hogarty who gave a perfectly honest answer……….

        Here is astounding news from PowerCor.
        MEDIA RELEASE – Powercor Fails To Guarantee Safety of Smart Meters
        Posted on July 27, 2012by Stop Smart Meters Australia
        Stop Smart Meters Australia
        MEDIA RELEASE
        Powercor Fails To Guarantee Safety of Smart Meters
        Responding to concerns a customer has on the health effects of smart meters, Powercor truthfully declared in writing that “ We are not in a position to give you any guarantees or assurances about the smart meters and your health concerns.”

        Yet Hon. Michael O’Brien, Minister for Energy and Resources, is continually pronouncing through the media that smart meters are categorically safe and have absolutely no effects on people’s health. If smart meters are safe, why can’t power distributors guarantee their safety?

        Ms Name being withheld for reasons of privacy and legal reasons, spokesperson for Stop Smart Meters Australia, said “ We find it astonishing that despite the mounting evidence, Minister O’ Brien fails to acknowledge that a percentage of the Victorian population is sensitive to microwave radiation and suffer adverse health effects resulting from the installation of smart meters. Symptoms include disrupted sleep, headaches, nausea, dizziness, heart palpitations and tinnitus (ringing in ears). Many of these people have medical certificates attributing their condition to smart meters.”

        This coming weekend, Stop Smart Meters Australia will be providing support to a gathering of people who are sensitive to electromagnetic radiation and who have been adversely affected by smart meters. These are the unfortunate people that the Baillieu Government and power distributors have chosen to ignore.

        I, 1vimana1 state…..Who in their RIGHT MIND would want a Deadly Dangerous so-called Smart Meter, after this Admission that……..
        Powercor Fails To Guarantee Safety of Smart Meters. Anyone reading this tacit admission from PowerCor would have to be MAD to allow a Microwave Smart Meter on their property.

        “Smart Meters Australia supports these people’s rights to ‘opt out’ of the smart meter program and have their smart meter replaced with an analogue or non-wireless meter” said Ms Smith.

  10. Eric says:

    Remember folks, after any matter is permitted for the first time, it is usually there to stay.

    That’s why it is so important for all of us to not buckle at this critical point and allow this takeover of our lives and this erosion process of our health and well being to take any initial traction.

  11. ab says:

    If you have written to them providing official ‘Notice’ of the removal of implied right of entry to your property then any further attempt to enter your property (unless by appointment) will enable you to up the ‘ante’ to that of them committing aggravated trespass.

    Another avenue of inquiry I have not had time to pursue is that of the ‘duty of care’ the distributors have in relation to passing on such information to their subcontractors.

    It may well be that under the maxim ‘Notice to principal is notice to agent and notice to agent is notice to principal’ that the distributors may have to carry some legal liability in the event that an uniformed contractor commits such trespass.

    • Guest says:

      Wouldn’t a simple “NO TRESPASS” sign, plus the one about a $167,000 fine be sufficient to stop them from entering your property?

      • 1vimana1 says:

        To Guest,
        You are correct and that is what multi thousands of us have already done.

      • Eric says:

        Guest, make sure your box is locked. Don’t be like those who talk about it but don’t do it and end up being caught out unexpedtedly. LOCK UP !!!!!!!!!!

        • 1vimana1 says:

          Lock up or suffer the consequences,
          I say, simple as that. I get sick and tired of people phoning me up and stating, ” I did not padlock my Electric Meter Box, I only put up the Anti-Trespass Signs.”
          Well of course you lost the Analog Safe and Passive Electric Meter in your Electric Meter Box to these Pirates of the Suburbs, as you failed to do as I had advised you to do.
          It’s no good Boo-hooing to me if you don’t do as I advised you is it ?
          Sounds tough, not really, it was just good advice I gave her and expected her to follow.

  12. Andrew says:

    You have to hold out till the 20th of December.
    Then it is game over.

    • Sharron says:

      game over? Explain please, Andrew.

    • 1vimana1 says:

      Andrew,
      Lets hope the Victorian Government don’t give these five foreign owned electricity companies any extension on the December 2013 Deadline they are supposed to be bound to. Let’s hope they pack in the rotten Roll-Out of these poisonous to all life Evil Microwave Electric Meters by then. After all there is no real competition between any of them. I see them all as Vultures for the KILL on us already Cash Strapped Victorian Electricity Users.

      • 1vimana1 says:

        Andrew,
        Real Justice will only be served by dragging into Court all of those guilty of bullying and harassing Victorians to accept these Dopey and now proving to be Deadly Type 2B Carcinogen Causing Microwave Electric Not So Smart Meters on their properties by a decent Moral and Upstanding and Christian Judge forcing the return of every Safe and Passive Analog Electric Meter back onto the properties of these hapless Victorian Electricity Customers.
        This Judge would then find for these aggrieved customers to be paid massive medical compensation for all their medical bills which they had incurred through the forced suffering from these Accursed Microwave and far from Smart Meters on their private home and small business properties and monetarily compensate these victims by getting these guilty Electric Foreign owned power Companies C.E.O’s to pay out of their multi million dollars salaries as well as out of their Electric companies multi-million dollar profits full compensation to all aggrieved and medically damaged clients so damaged and medically harmed by these Accursed so-called smart meters poisoning of their customers.

        Apart from that for the very real case of all the past and as well as the bullying of these Electricity Clients of these five foreign owned Electric Power Companies every C.E.O and the chief teachers of the Publicity Departments like Mr Lyle Johnson of SP AusNet and his Ilk as well as the dopey little boys and girls manning these department of Spin and Lies need to be severely punished for continually bullying their customers to accept these dopey and deadly to Human Life and all Life so-called Microwave smart meters which are not smart or safe in any way at all. As these so just mentioned people are constantly lying and bullying their customers I have found on every occasion they should all be tried in the High Court of Victoria under COMMON LAW as well as their C.E.O’s such as the past C.E.O of Powercor and City Power Mr Shane Brehney now retired but “far from off the hook” for his continual being in charge of these Stand-Over and Mafioso like attitude towards me and all his Electricity Clients. This goes for every C.E.O of Jemena who is or was Mr Nino Ficca and for Mr Hugh Gleeson the C.E.O or was the C.E.O of United Energy as well as for any of these five overseas owned replacement C.E.O’s of Powercor and City Power Mr Tim O’Rourke the new or replacement C.E.O for the past Mr Shane Brehney who has like the present and past C.E.O’s of these five foreign owned Electric Power companies brought great suffering and still continue to bring great suffering to now so many of their Electricity Customers.

        These people so named and shamed and all of their minions engaged in this past and present Great Wickedness need to be dragged kicking and screaming into The High Court of Victoria to be thoroughly punished for Breaking’ Brodie’s Law’ which will entail up to ten (10) years in PRISON with no remission for good behaviour for their persistent Bullying of Their Electricity Customers.
        Brodie’s Law covers every conceivable type of Bullying not only here in Victoria but now in every State of Australia.

        If you don’t know what Brodie’s Law is, please look it up, you’ll find it on the Internet.

    • 1vimana1 says:

      Andrew,
      I just hope that these five greedy foreign owned electric power companies don’t get another extension to keep harassing us their Victorian electricity customers.
      Fair Dinkum, I’ve had a gut full of all this ANGST. Someone might do something stupid if this evil Roll-Out continues. We certainly don’t want to turn this into a battle on the streets as had happened in the USA, when some Californians tipped over an Electric Smart Meter Installer’s Van.

      That episode kept the installers out of that street for good. I suppose that sent a clear message to that contract installer boss.

      • Dabbles says:

        Actually, 1vivana1, as an older citizen, I reckon a “battle in the street*” is exactly what’s required ~ and not just on this issue either..
        It’s well-past time the people of Australia took back their country, their culture and the values that built our world. Our Anzac forebears would be out in the streets nightly killing Smart-meters wherever they found them

        Make it personal; throw your local smarmily-superior politician out of his office (and his house as well) bodily.

        * on a more sophisticated level than a mere riot.

        • 1vimana1 says:

          To Dabbles,
          In 1789 began the French Revolution when the hard working peasants of France had had enough of being not only taxed to the hilt, but starved by the French King and Queen Madame Pompadour and her lay-about Courtiers and her immoral ilk, such as her Courtiers jumping in and out of who knows who’s beds, and nobody knew who was paying who for these immoral acts of riotous LUST.

          We have already had the then seemingly to be, Corrupt John Brumby Government of Labour firstly trying to SCREW more money out of the Victorian Public and even now we have the Victorian Liberal Party still seemingly trying to screw ever more cash out of Victorian’s cash strapped pockets with their continuing the Roll-Out of these now proving to be poisonous and deadly to All Life Type 2B Microwave Carcinogen Causing so-called Smart Meters which aren’t smart in any way at all.

          Now we have the misbegotten Victorian Liberal Party pulling the same stunt and all to dip their Rapinely Greedy hands even further into our already Cash strapped pockets. Neither of these Political parties has ever shown any Duty of Care or Consideration for their Victorians Health or Welfare, before racing ahead and rolling out these now proving to be Damnedly Dangerous to Humans and Animals and All Life dopey and still far from Smart so-called Smart Meters.

          The only cure folks is to keep your Electric Meter Boxes firmly padlocked and pay your electricity bills on time.

          These little girls and boys in the publicity departments of Powercor and City Power and SP AusNet and Jemena and United Energy are just a load of puppets whose strings are being pulled by their C.E.O’s and Mr Mark Feather of the D.P.I but now renamed the “Department of State Development Business and Innovation D.S.B.I

          If you want to, you can do as I did some days ago after getting all my legal FACTS and Paper Work together; simply telephone Mr Mark Feather on 9651 9999. I asked him a list of simple questions about the Roll-Out of these Microwave so-called Smart Meters and he told me lie after lie after lie and blamed the Five foreign Electric Power Companies above.

          I had to tell him that it was this now incumbent Victorian Liberal Party Government who had continued the original Mandate of the Old Labor Brumby Victorian Government by clearly stating in the Victorian Electricity Act of 2000-2007-2008 that the Mandate was being continued by this Victorian Liberal Ted Baillieu and his Minister for Power Mr Michael O’Brien and the now Dr Dennis Napthine and his Minister for Power Mr Nicholas Kotsiras.

          I clearly stated, “The Mandate Mr Mark Feather is by the Victorian Government and is upon these five foreign owned electric power companies to get their Smart Meter Installer men to “Use their best endeavours to get the Victorian Electricity Customers to accept a Microwaves Smart Meter. It does not countenance Bullying and Downright Lies and Intimidation which is more often used than not.” I then stated ‘Brodie’s Law to him about bullying in the Workplace and at school and in any office situation or anywhere in fact, and stated that when bullies are caught they will be tried in the Courts. Some have already been tried and get when proven to be guilty up to ten (10 ) years in prison.

          More muffled coughing came from Mr Mark Feather’s throat after this just serve from me.

          I stressed to Mr Mark Feather in my rather then well rehearsed British Accent, that it was no good him trying to shift the blame onto the foreign owned Electric Power companies as it was his department and Minister Kotsiras and Dr Dennis Napthine the now Caretaker Premier of Victoria and he Mr Mark Feather who were to blame.
          More rather muffled coughing sounds ensued from this Mr Mark Feather as he tried to wriggle out of the UNTRUTHS he’d tried to pass off on me.

          He got the impression that I was a British High Court Barrister from England. Well that’s not my fault for preparing my questions so carefully and speaking in my good English accent. If he wanted to believe that I was a British High Court Barrister, then that was his problem. I never said I was a Lawyer at any time. So I can only assume it was his guilty conscious that actually caught him out.

          I then stated very sombrely to him, ” Please dwell very carefully on what I have told you Mr Mark Feather.” I then wished him a polite Cheerio, then hung up my phone.

  13. Power to the People ( grateful reader and learner of this forum ) says:

    A Gen Y installer was in my street 2 days ago ( eastern suburbs of Melb.) I asked him if he wanted to read my meter and he said “No, I am here to install a smart meter.” I told him politely
    that he was not welcome on my property. He was taking details of the neighbours with a hand-held gadget. As I was locking my gate to go out, I advised him that my husband was inside the house and he would be wise not to jump the fence. He said “I don’t give a %^^$!” and kept recording things with his hand device, coming to my “No trespass” sign to photograph it. I said “Beg your pardon?? Did you say ‘I don’t give a ^%%$!???” He then said “I don’t care.” I relayed my story to my cousin who is a Senator in Canberra who has himself told the CEO of Powercorp not to send a goon to his house to install a dumb meter. To all the readers of this forum, you have given me the courage to stand up for my property, my family, my health, privacy and sense of democracy….Keep up the good work people.

    • Sick Of Their Lies says:

      Highlights the arrogant, uncaring, inhuman nature of those involved with this criminal “smart” meter rollout. They do not have a care in the world for our health, safety, security, etc. You must lock up your meter-boxes, display your “No Trespass” signs, and stand up to these MONSTERS.
      Can you believe we pay these people our hard earned dollars, and in return receive this kind of treatment.
      It’s beyond disgusting!!!

      • Humanitarian says:

        Yes, stand up and fight this takeover – spread the word far & wide. It is totally WRONG how they are treating all of us who don’t trust their intentions. They are nothing short of evil. We must keep refusing the toxic devices… these people are truly sick individuals and can not be trusted. Take care of your loved ones first and foremost. Never give in to terrorists.

      • Dabbles says:

        Actually “They do not have a care in the world …” I’ve found they DO care about rottweilers ….. and irate citizens carrying shit-shovels. 😉

    • 1vimana1 says:

      Dear Lady,
      Keep that Electric Meter Box Locked at all times. Do as I do and take your own Electric Meter Readings and put them on an A5 sheet of white paper and sign and date it, then stick it on your Electric Meter Box with a bit of Sellotape as I do. Then your friendly meter reader man can use the daily notes to get the details he needs. Simple as that, I am an old retired Electric meter reader man. I pop down 3 to 4 readings per week that’s all one needs, far better than an estimated guess, for sure !
      Cheers,

      1vimana1.

      • Power to the People ( grateful reader and learner of this forum ) says:

        Thank you 1vimana1. 🙂 You in particular have given me the courage with the words you have written over the many threads. Jemena was just at my front gate 5 mins ago. I watched through the curtains to see whether he would jump over my fence/ gate and he left. My heart is pounding with indignation that I have to barricade myself in. I feel like it’s a fight between the settlers and wild indians. 🙂

        • tony says:

          I had installer climb the fence, and do his shitty job, when I was out, with padlocked gate. The lady next door saw him.

        • 1vimana1 says:

          Power to the People,
          Dear Power to the People, these C.E.O’s of these five foreign owned Electric Power Companies are a bunch of GUTLESS WONDERS like all of their ilk including the various Victorian Ministers for Power since the now proving to be “Not so smart meter Roll-Out” began under Mr John Brumby and the Victorian Labour Party and right up to the present with succeeding Victorian Ministers for Power and their also couldn’t care Less Premiers of Victoria.

          I have found in nigh on three years I have been fighting them all with polite but strong worded letters. Shane Brehney was the C.E.O of Powercor some months ago until he retired to his Vineyard, now to probably get well soused, to possibly assuage what should be his GUILTY Conscious. In the time he was the C.E.O of Powercor he never answered any of my polite letters to him, it was always his minions mainly from PowerCor’s Publicity Department who constantly twist the facts to suit their own wicked agenda. Some time ago Mrs Janet Hogarty of the Publicity Department of Powercor or should I say more correctly, the Spin and Lies Department sent me letters of reply, which never really answered my logical questions in any clear way at all.

          I have found help with the A.C.C.C Lawyers in Canberra our seat of Federal Government with their “Special Anti-Harassment Notice for $1.1 Million Dollars” here below. This is a very powerful Legal Document. In essence it gives Powercor the chance to contact me in writing within fourteen days after I have posted this notice by Registered Mail to them, but not a day longer. Should they reply to this Notice from the A.C.C.C and from me after fourteen days of my posting it to them, the Legal and overriding conditions on this notice make it The Law that……..
          Powercor must take as FACT and LAW that they cannot force a Microwave Smart Meter on my property at any time. Should they be so stupid as to keep on harassing me to take a Smart Meter against my Express Will and Better Judgement then the A.C.C.C will take them to Court and Sue Them for $1.1Millon Dollars and could impose even heavier fines and sentences upon them for breaking this agreement which includes any Victorian Government Officer breaking this Law of the A.C.C.C.

          Fortunately for me……so far, I have received not letters from Powercor for over a year now, so I think they must have learned to read properly so they should have learned their lesson from this powerful Legal Canberra and A.C.C.C Notice.

          Fortunately we now have Brodie’s Law for further Legal Protection here in Victoria Australia as well as the rest of Australia’s States. Under this far reaching Power of Brodie’s Law which is against BULLYING of any kind in the work-place or in schools or anywhere at all, these Bullying Fiends of Power and its Smart Meter installer men and its Victorian Ministers for Power when accused of bullying the Victorian Electricity Customers will be dragged into Court under Common Law and can serve up to ten (10) years in prison in this specific case for bullying their Electricity Customers to accept an Electric Microwave Smart Meter against the Customer’s Will and better Judgement.

          (DATE)

          (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 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)

  14. Joanna says:

    Another example of abuse of rights: I received a letter from United Energy dated 16 August 2012 where they firmly state that they are “entitles to carry out any works including the exchange of existing meters, and do not require consent to do so”. Furthermore “the installation of a smart meter at your property does not constitute trespass as our rights in this matter supersede trespass laws”. In a more recent letter February 2013 from United Energy they stated that “no AMI meter stickers or signs on the meter box will be disregarded”.

    I am appalled at the bullying behavior of United Energy towards me, my family and my property. We feel threatened and deeply concerned for our personal safety and the safety of our property given they gave clearly indicated they can access our property whenever they want. As far as we are concerned no one has the right to access our property without our consent no matter who they are or who they work for.

    After years of being loyal paying customers in a democratic country to be treated with such disdain and disrespect is offensive and appalling to say the least.

    Bullying is a serious criminal offense and should not be tolerated under any circumstances. We need to take action and responsibility for our own health and wellbeing. We need to support people who are being bullied.

    The following link outlines bullying under Brodie’s Law and what you should do if you are being bullied.
    http://www.justice.vic.gov.au/home/safer+communities/crime+prevention/bullying+-+brodies+law

    Say NO to bullying!

  15. Citizen for democracy says:

    Both individual employees and power companies can be sued for ‘undue harrassment’.
    Also, I have seen a video of someone removing their own smart meter. I’m not recommending people do that, as I’m not sure how safe that is (although it might be safer than leaving one on your house), but that it is what I would do if it was installed at my place.
    Much better to live without grid electricity than accept such bullying and being forced to have yourself and your whole family exposed to a class 2B carcinogen 24 hours a day. It’s quite simple to hire a generator and have a properly trained electrician connect it to your mains.
    It is an absolute shame that this state government is complicit in causing such stress and trauma to vulnerable, elderly people. I have never witnessed anything so UNAUSTRALIAN!

  16. Rob Guy says:

    This site has done us all a service by coordinating effective opposition to the roll–out, We can all agree that the power companies have resorted to bluff and bluster tactics against their customers, (and the Victorian Government?) However, their next tactic might well be even more onerous. To recover the cost of manual meter readings, they will bill the customer for the additional cost of manual meter readings incurred to meet the travel, accommodation and workload of the meter reader. For the sole non-conforming customer in a country town, these costs would be astronomical. Remain vigilant!

    • Citizen for democracy says:

      That of course is extortion! Forcing us to pay them so as not to have ourselves and our families irradiated and made sick. They must have received advice from the Mafia on how to deal with this situation!

    • Paul says:

      Rob, I couldn’t agree more. However, all of us already have a service charge on our (analogue) electricity bills, which is for the meter reader! As I don’t have a smart meter, I don’t know if that service charge appears on a (smart meter bill). If it does then the power companies are double dipping.

  17. rik says:

    I’ve had 2 installers in 1 week. Lucky I got home about 5 mins before the first and told him no. The next day I put a padlock on the meterbox. The next week another installer was on my doorstep when I came home. I told him the padlock is staying and I’m not getting one.
    Ive seen multiple installer trucks on my street. My NO SMART METER sticker on the meter-box is still intact so they haven’t tried to open it but they are still there hoping I removed the padlock which I’m not going to.
    If the meter reader comes around I will gladly open the meterbox so he can take the reading but the lock goes back on straight away after.

    I’m really sick and gotten worse lately as I suspect a few other meters have been installed in my area recently. There is absolutely no way I will be getting one on my place. I will get the power cut off before getting a cancer meter installed.

    • 1vimana1 says:

      Rick,
      It’s simple, do as I do, just take 3 to 4 meter reads yourself, I am an old retired electric meter reader myself,. Just check your readings with your old bill with simple arithmetic to see you haven’t made a mistake, that’s what I do and put your readings on a piece of white paper and attach to the Electric meter box so if you are out the Electric meter reader man can get his figures. All this nonsense about having to have a meter reader man is QUATCH mate, that’s for sure. I just rang my Electricity retailer simple as that and they were happy as Larry.
      Cheers,
      1vimana1.

  18. Cedar Wilde says:

    I sent a registered letter to SP Ausnet asking for a statement in writing saying that my health would not be impaired in any way by the “Smart” meter and I got a lot of bumf back telling me that the “Smart” meter signal is only active for 40 seconds a day and that the electromagnetic 50Hz field emitted by a “Smart” meter is lower than my existing analogue meter and vacuum cleaner and microwave (which I do not have!). They state that AMI meters (is that what “Smart” meters are called?) are actually a good way to reduce 50Hz EMF exposure. I don’t know if they are playing semantics about this 50Hz EMF, is there any other EMF or is it all 50Hz? According to them the IARC does list EMF radiation as a group 2B carcinogen along with talcum powder, coffee and Asian pickled vegetables!! So reassuring!
    They also tell me that they engaged an independent consultant to assess the RF EME levels from a “Smart” meter. How can he be independent if SP Ausnet are paying him. Instead of sending me their assurance that my health would not be adversely affected they suggest that I contact the Department of Primary Industries on 136186.
    They say they are “required” to replace the old meter and install a “Smart” meter at my house and that my current meter is the equipment of SP Ausnet and as such they are “entitled to replace it” and as a property owner I am “required to provide free and clear access to my property for this to occur. There is no option to refuse installation within Victoria”
    Has anyone else received this letter. There is a lot of waffle about ACMA ARPANSA and the DPIand a bunch of “fact” sheets that I am supposed to read to convince me of their position, but I don’t need all those to see that if I don’t want or need this meter (my old one works perfectly well) and they want to force me to have one the reason is vast profits for them and to hell with people’s health. There is a lot more than health involved of course “Big Brother” is watching us already and it can only get worse if we allow these meters onto our properties. (By the way, did anyone see a snippet on TV the other day about a fellow who was putting his baby to bed and as he walked away from the bedroom he heard a voice but there was nobody but the baby in it’s room and when he went to investigate he heard a strangers voice talking to the baby from the baby monitor; apparently this is now possible to do to any of these devices including mobiles. I was stunned that this could happen. How much worse with “smart” meters.

    • 1vimana1 says:

      Cedar,
      Just post all this Bumf or Sales Literature back to them. Don’t put a stamp on it, just put it back neatly into the envelope it came in and write on it Return To Sender, this gives them the right royal heeby- jeebies, I do this for any mail, advertising junk mostly.
      Cheers,

    • Errol says:

      Ceder, DDT and formaldehyde is also on the class 2B list

    • Jack says:

      The electromagnetic 50Hz field they refer to either the electric field or the magnetic fields emitted by most electric wires and cables. They are trying to muddy the waters, the electric/magnetic fields and microwave radiation (emitted by stupid meters) are 2 different things. I can’t see how stupid meters would be and better for electric/magnetic fields than analogue ones.
      Hadn’t heard the “active for 40 seconds a day ” before. When they phoned me they told me it only transmitted 4 times a day. When I told the lady that I had a rather expensive radio-frequency meter and had “clocked” some of them transmitting up to 3 times every two minutes, she ended the conversation.
      It’s hard to tell how long each transmission is but if they only last for a split second then maybe the 40 seconds is about right. If it was 40 seconds in “one hit” out of every 24 hours it would probably not be an issue. But constant spikes (every minute or 2) in radiation is something which could be classed as chronic exposure and is surely an issue for those that are sensitive to emf’s. It’s also an issue for the rest of us but not until the latency period has expired.

      • Dabbles says:

        Not only can they broadcast to devices in your house ( and thereby brainwash future generations), they can use your entire electrical circuitry as an antenna to pick up every sound in your house..and transmit the lot back to base and god knows where else.
        But fighting institutions is difficult: make it personal ~ with your local politician (who may even live locally ;)), and with the assortment of other rrsoles you need to deal with. Get your wife to keep him busy at the front porch while you slip out the back and let his tyres dow….like that!

    • Anonymous says:

      Hi, I too got a letter from SP AusNet. I am thinking the same as you. I was horrified at the bullying tactics and the threat to cut off our electricity!!
      Not happy

  19. Boopsy says:

    I recently moved into a new rental property. I stood up for no smart meter in the previous property, including taking video of the installers and the conversation, including their threats to cut off my electricity if I didn’t agree. I received a very threatening call from an angry male from Citipower/Powercor who ‘told’ me that I was getting a meter whether I liked it or not. His number was 03 9683 2001. I would recommend not answering calls from this number.
    After a fair while and the tradesman asking me why I didn’t want one installed, he kindly reinstalled my old analogue one and left me to my own devices. I mentioned the WHO and such.
    I now reside in a house, located under a different distributor – United Energy. I received a letter stating they were going to be placing a new meter in my property soon etc. I rang them and objected. I received a letter stating it didn’t matter what I said or the signs, they were doing it anyway and would turn off my electricity if I refused until they had gained access to the meter box.
    I was told that they wouldn’t be in my area until after November 20th 2013. After realising that my switchboard is in the meter box along with the meter, I was not going to be able to guard this 24/7. It is a rental property and I am not allowed to lock the box or cause damage in any way. So I rang to organise an appointment time so I would at least know when they were coming. The appointment was made for 28th of November 2013.
    Well, one week later, after I had called United Energy, I had just arrived home and an installer arrived. The meter was changed over to a smart meter on the 9th of October 2013. I stood there and watched the bloke do it and asked him a lot of questions. I told him I had an appointment made in November and he said he knew nothing of it.
    He said he had so many people saying no to the installations, that he decided to check out the matter for himself. He told me of a website that stated it is in fact law to have them installed. I told him I thought that was total BS. However I have checked that site tonight and it does state it is law.
    What is going on here???????

    http://www.energyandresources.vic.gov.au/energy/environment-and-community/smart-meters

    I can not afford the $200 for the legal fight, however I have plenty of written communication from both the electricity companies and also from Danbys office etc. When I find them – I’m still unpacking- I will post a copy into you.

    Thank-you for keeping up the fight. I would like my old meter back please!!!!

    This whole situation is a total disgrace.

    • Boopsy says:

      Sorry not the 9th of October, that is todays date! It was changed on the 29th September 2013. Quite a long time before the November 28th appointment date.

    • Sick Of Their Lies says:

      On the “Energy and Earth Resources” Government website:
      http://www.energyandresources.vic.gov.au/energy/environment-and-community/smart-meters

      It States:
      “Under Victorian law, electricity distributors are required to install a Smart Meter at every home and small business in Victoria by the end of 2013”.

      What “Victorian law” are they actually talking about?
      If it isn’t law, how are they allowed to say this?

      More lies and false information, provided by the State Government?

    • David says:

      That ‘Order in Council’ (law) is for the distribution companies. Not for us the consumers. The DPI website has worded their paragraph very sneakily, to make the consumer assume it’s directed at us.

      The Victorian Government Gazette – S200, dated 28th August 2007, Clause 14.1, states; “Each distributor must use its best endeavours to install a remotely read interval
      meter….”
      That is the Order in Council (law) they’re referring to.
      Here’s the link to it, in it’s entirety-
      http://www.gazette.vic.gov.au/gazette/Gazettes2007/GG2007S200.pdf

    • Dabbles says:

      The link you provide is industry-based deception.
      (” Under Victorian law, electricity distributors are required to install a Smart Meter at every home and small business in Victoria by the end of 2013.”)

      Don’t pay any attention to such glossy bullshit. Demand they cite the legislation, Section and Subsection, that contains such a “requirement”.
      …….even the wording provided in the link merely ‘requires’ ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTORS to install a “smart Meter” ; it nowhere obligates a resident to have one installed.

      A Golden Rule:- EVERY law has at least one loophole.
      Another:- if you can keep the shit fight (legal and direct-action) going long enough you’ll get a chance to dump the nazis from government….and next time elect nothing but independents from whom you’ve received acceptable promises IN WRITING, which ought to make them legally liable.
      Failing that, exercise your democratic right NOT to vote…in droves!

    • Solargen says:

      Actually, they’ve changed it on 25 Sept 2013.
      4 Crown to be bound
      s. 4
      This Act, the National Electricity (Victoria) Law and the National Electricity (Victoria) Regulations bind the Crown, not only in right of Victoria but also, so far as the legislative power of the Parliament permits, the Crown in all its other capacities.

      Division 2B—Metering
      16B Disapplication of national smart meter rollout provisions
      Despite section 6—
      (a) Part 8A of the NEL does not apply as a law of Victoria; and
      (b) any Rule made for the purposes of that Part does not have the force of law in Victoria.
      16BA Modification of National Electricity Rules to be consistent with advanced metering infrastructure Orders
      s. 16BA
      (1) The Minister, by Order published in the Government Gazette, may declare that—
      (a) a provision of Chapter 7 of the National Electricity Rules—
      (i) does not have the force of law in Victoria;
      (ii) has the force of law in Victoria subject to modifications, if any, specified in the Order;
      (b) Rule 6.18 of the National Electricity Rules has the force of law in Victoria subject to the modifications specified in the Order.
      (2) The Minister may make an Order under subsection (1)(a) or (b) for the purpose of any matter necessary or consequential on the making of an Order under Division 6A of Part 2 of the Electricity Industry Act 2000.
      (3) Despite section 6, the National Electricity Rules have the force of law in Victoria subject to any Order under subsection (1) that is in force.
      Pt 3 Div. 3 (Heading and ss 16C–16G) inserted by No. 55/2010 s. 42.

      can anyone, please explain? I am lost 😦

      • Boopsy says:

        I do not truly understand it either. I would like to know what is in section 8A though. Especially if that is the part which they consider is not under Victorian ‘law’. If it is related to the installation of smart meters for example, then that would suggest it is not law to have them etc. However I have no idea what is in that section of 8A.
        The rest appears to be, to me, a layman, writs and rules allowing the Minister to change areas as they see fit and thus making those changes law if required. I am not a lawyer or specialist, this is only my opinion and interpretation. I, like you, would appreciate someone explaining it please.
        Thanks for posting it.

  20. Kate says:

    “Then put in writing to the power distributor that you are refusing a smart meter on your property and to send your name to the Government as a conscientious objector to having a smart meter installed and to be placed on the refusal list (despite what they tell you, SUCH A LIST EXISTS).”

    Do you mean to request that the power company pass on my name to the Government, or that I would pass on my name to the Government (for the conscientious objector list? If the latter, can you give details of who to send it to in the Government?

    Kind regards,
    Kate.

    • Eric says:

      I believe it’s the first

    • Dabbles says:

      There IS such a list. SPAsianet sent me a strongly-worded letter informing me that they were no longer accepting objections for such a list.
      I told them that I was no longer accepting their objections to my objections.
      Heard nothing further 2 months later.

      • Ashley says:

        Dabbles, please post here more often, thank you!

        As evidenced from people inquisitive about the Lawful notice posted on my shop, much of the public can do with inspiration to stand up for their own personal sovereign rights.

  21. Pamela K says:

    Could someone please give us the details of exactly which government department (and their address) to write to so I can register as a conscientious objector and be placed on the refusal list, as suggested above?
    Thank you.

  22. 1vimana1 says:

    Excellent Advice here,
    Just padlock your Electric Meter Boxes and then get up your ‘ Legal Anti Trespass Commonwealth of Australia $167,000:00 Australian Constitutional Act (1900-1901) which is still Valid.
    Then write a polite but very strongly worded letter to the Chief Executive Officer C.E.O, for your Electrical Service Area be it Citi Power, PowerCor, SP Aus.Net, Jemena, or United Energy Distribution. State clearly in your letter that you refuse them permission to ever install a Microwave so-called smart meter on your property for Health Reason and the added risk of fire damage to your home and property. Also add that the World Health Organisation has classified these Microwave so-called but now proving to be Deadly to Humans and all Life not-so-smart meters as Type 2B Carcinogen Meters. The World Health Organisation has also made it Crystal Clear that they could very soon reclassify these Microwave so-called but now far from smart meters as Type 2 A Carcinogen Meters from the ever increasing problems and added health effects in ever mounting numbers of cases not only here in Victoria, but World-Wide.

    Also state the following in your letter, that there are mounting numbers of fires breaking out in Electric Meter Boxes in Victoria, as well as world-wide after these now proving to be in mounting numbers of cases both deadly and INCENDIARY not-so-smart-meters have been fitted in place of the Safe and Passive Analog Electric Meters. Make sure you send this letter by Registered Post and get the Post Office to get the receiver to sign for this letter and that same Post Office is to return to you the signed Registered Number Slip for proof that your letter and any enclosures have been collected by the signator.

    I know of the Northcote fire that gutted both the lower and upper storeys of a Greek home, as well as even more fires in the Geelong area and in a Glenroy a Dentist’s practice. I have phoned the dentist’s practice and found out the exact details of the two fires that broke out, one after the other, after the first dopey Microwave and not so smart meter was installed, resulting in a lot of electrical damage to one of the dentist’s surgeries, to their ceiling lights and to expensive dental equipment. After that conflagration was put out and the Electric Meter Box was cleaned up with a new wooden backing board a new replacement Microwave so-called but not so smart meter was put in. Soon after even more damage was done to this same Dentistry practice after the second so-called smart meter had been installed and caught alight.

    This second fire was Literally ‘The Last Straw’ for the Chief Dentist who owned this practice and she insisted that the Power Company reinstall the Safe and Passive Analog Electric Meter these Smart Meter Men had taken from her Dentistry property some days before. She won here argument and the Safe and Passive Analog Electric Meter was returned and reinstalled at her behest after the Electric Meter Box was again thoroughly cleaned and brand new wires replaced those on the third brand new wooden backing board.

    I did not ask this woman what she would do to recover her losses, whether she would sue this Electric Power Company or settle it out of Court, was her business entirely.
    In your letter to the Electric Power Company for your area, make sure you send the following A.C.C.C $1.1,000,000:00 Million Dollar “ Notice of Prohibition Or Undue Harassment Or Coercion For Smart Meters Installation.

    (DATE)

    (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 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)

    • Ashley says:

      ” … 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.”

      I’m trying to do a Claim of Right notice and the above sentence does not seem to make sense. Should the last four words actually read “served BY your company” and not “served ON your company”?

      Can someone clear it up whether or not this a wording/grammar error or something, thank you.

      Also the “after” in “(date of your letter received from Power Distributor after)” seems odd?

  23. Paul says:

    I wrote a letter to Mark Feather, Executive Director, Energy Sector Development (copies to Minister Kotsiras and Jemena) giving my reasons for not wanting a smart meter installed and asking him (and Jemena) to send me a form stating that smart meters were safe and would not affect the health of me or my family. Guess what? Still no reply from any of them!

    So I sent another letter today (copy below)

    Mr. Mark Feather
    Executive Director,
    Energy Sector Development
    Department of State Development
    GPO Box 2392
    Melbourne, VIC 3001

    Dear Mark,

    Copy to Jemena
    Copy to Minister Kotsiras
    Copy to Neil Mitchell, Radio 3AW

    Your Ref: XXXXXXX

    This letter is a follow up to that which I wrote to you on 19th August 2013 (copy attached) and to which you have still not replied.

    I draw your attention to the third and second last paragraphs in which I asked if your department and the power company would be willing to provide a signed document to the effect that smart meters are totally safe and will not affect my health or that of my family.

    I then went on to mention that if I did not receive such a commitment or willingness to undertake one, then I would assume that you agreed with the dangers associated with smart meters.

    Seven weeks have passed and I am now regarding your lack of communication as confirmation of my assumption. With that in mind, please do not attempt any smart meter installation at my property at any time.

    All other Australians have a choice as to whether or not they want a smart meter installed. Why not Victorians?

    Yours sincerely,
    Paul XXXX

    Something tells me that I’m not going to hear anything from any of these characters. Consequently, I urge everyone to send a registered letter requesting a signed official statement from their power distributor, Mark Feather or Minister Kotsiras to the effect that smart meters are safe. Ask that they respond within say 1 month and that you will regard their non-response by that time as proof that smart meters are as dangerous as the evidence shows. I don’t think that they will reply because that will open them up to another ‘James Hardy’ situation.

    • Trevor Churchill says:

      I rang SP Ausnet on the 4th of September, 2013. I asked can they Guarantee that my HEALTH will not be effected By having a SMART METER installed at my home. Their reply was NO!!
      I sent a letter to SP Ausnet on the 5th of September, 2013 asking them can they Guarantee in WRITING that My HEALTH will not be effected by having a SMART METER Installed in My Home
      I asked for a Response within (14) Days

      TO DATE NO RESPONSE >>>YET LOL

      • Eric says:

        Hi Trevor, when you do receive that copy of the health guarantee in writing from SP Ausnet, I’m sure you won’t mind passing on a copy to myself.

    • 1vimana1 says:

      Paul,
      Please see https://stopsmartmeters.com.au/2012/03/05/electric-blues-roll-on-in-hadfield-smart-meters-replaced-with-older-electronic-models/

      Please see also Mrs Janet Hogarty of PowerCor where she admitted to one of here Customers in writing that …….
      “We are not in a position to give you any guarantees or assurances about the smart meters and your health concerns.”

      MEDIA RELEASE –’ PowerCor Fails To Guarantee Safety of Smart Meters’
      Posted on July 27, 2012 by Stop Smart Meters Australia
      Stop Smart Meters Australia
      MEDIA RELEASE
      PowerCor Fails To Guarantee Safety of Smart Meters
      Responding to concerns a customer has on the health effects of smart meters, PowerCor truthfully declared in writing that “ We are not in a position to give you any guarantees or assurances about the smart meters and your health concerns.”

      Yet Hon. Michael O’Brien, Minister for Energy and Resources, is continually pronouncing through the media that smart meters are categorically safe and have absolutely no effects on people’s health. If smart meters are safe, why can’t power distributors guarantee their safety?

      Ms Name being withheld for reasons of privacy and legal reasons, spokesperson for Stop Smart Meters Australia, said “ We find it astonishing that despite the mounting evidence, Minister O’ Brien fails to acknowledge that a percentage of the Victorian population is sensitive to microwave radiation and suffer adverse health effects resulting from the installation of smart meters. Symptoms include disrupted sleep, headaches, nausea, dizziness, heart palpitations and tinnitus (ringing in ears). Many of these people have medical certificates attributing their condition to smart meters.”

      This coming weekend, Stop Smart Meters Australia will be providing support to a gathering of people who are sensitive to electromagnetic radiation and who have been adversely affected by smart meters. These are the unfortunate people that the Baillieu Government and power distributors have chosen to ignore.

      “Smart Meters Australia supports these people’s rights to ‘opt out’ of the smart meter program and have their smart meter replaced with an analogue or non-wireless meter” said Ms Smith.
      I who am 1vimana1 say……..” Who in their right mind would want a Microwave so-called smart meter, because they are NOT SAFE for your health and also note the number of fires which have broken out here in Victoria as well, some in Geelong, and one in Northcote and one in Glenroy and several in the Ararat Area where I live, with at least three I know of on Farm Properties and all after these now proving to be in a number of cases INCENDIARY DOPEY MICROWAVE NOT SO SMART METER DEVICES have been installed.

      Just as these dopey and deadly Microwave and now proving to be far from Smart Microwave Meters have now been installed on Victorian private home and small business properties, every one of these God-Forsaken Type 2B Carcinogen Machines must be removed and replaced at the Five Foreign Owned Electric Power Companies’ expense and the Safe and Passive Analog Electric Meters must be reinstalled also at these Foreign Owned Five Electric Power Companies Expense.

      See also ….. The Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006. See also……..The International Charter of Human Rights.
      There you will find sufficient proof that all these Human Rights are being Wickedly Disregarded by the Chief Executive Officers of City Power and PowerCor and SP AusNet and Jemena and United Energy Distribution, as well as Mr Mark Feather of the Department of State Development Business and Innovation D.S.B.I Care at Post Box 4509 Melbourne Victoria 3001. Please phone him on 9651 9999. You will probably find that he will not speak to you, as most of these men who think they are so ‘High and Mighty and above The Law, delude themselves.
      Well I have news for Mr Mark Feather, and all of his SLY ILK.
      “You Mr Mark Feather and your Slippery Cronies “ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW as you and they will very soon find out to your and their COST !”

      I rest My CASE !
      Sincerely,
      Richard Leschen.

      • Solargen says:

        O’Brien underwent secondary education at Marcellin College before completing a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne. He worked as a barrister at the Victorian Bar practising in the fields of trade practices and commercial law. With co-author Jamie Richardson, O’Brien won the Law Institute of Victoria’s Rogers Legal Writing Award in 2006.[1] While at the Bar he also lectured part time in trade practices at the Leo Cussen Institute of Continuing Legal Education and performed pro bono work.

        Did he get PHD, or Medical degree or Neuro science or Biiological Degree or something similar while he was obtaining bachelor of Law?????
        He is a lawyer and politician – NOT A SCIENTIST, NOT A DOCTOR!!!. How can HE SAY through the media that smart meters are categorically safe and have absolutely no effects on people’s health.

        • Citizen for democracy says:

          Simple: they do not follow-up on people’s claims of ill health or even look at their doctor’s certificates. By pretending the problem does not exist, they feel that they don not have to deal with it. It’s a case of ‘if you don’t take the temperature, you won’t find a fever’.
          They have effectively gagged all mainstream media, because, as social psychologists explain, if an issue is not presented to the public eye, then, in the public’s mind, it does not exist. They are using every trick at their disposal to enforce their conspiracy of silence. The Victorian Government’s highly complex and well orchestrated strategy reminds me of the way the ‘Third Reich’ managed to so successfully and for so long hide the atrocities it was committing. The human cost then was unimaginable and humanity is still scarred by those events. Have we NOT learnt anything from the past?

          • Solargen says:

            Actually, they do look…and then they say:” It doesn’t categorically say that your ill health related to smart meter EMF. DPI website says it’s safe, so you have no case… ” They humiliate you and threaten you. And the worst thing is that the doctors are scared to death to confirm the obvious facts, or they are not qualified for that. They are just offering you pills from “unknown ” allergy…
            RE: Media – no surprises here. Who is subsidizing it? It’s more important to dwell on AFL issues that the Smart Meters torture…NOBODY is willing to help!!! and the Ombudsman “suggests” to see another doctor or talk to your Local MP. Local MP refers you to DPI website,..Should I continue???

        • Ashley says:

          It’s his (or the energy ministers) job to say they are safe, if it’s understood what I’m saying. That’s why they pay the big bucks!

    • Richard says:

      No Australian should be given the choice of whether or not they want a smart meter installed. Wireless smart meters are dangerous devices and affect other people in surrounding residencies. Thus banning them remains the only option that fulfills duty of care to citizens. Nobody is given an individual choice whether or not they want to build their house out of asbestos.

  24. John says:

    Look up the Invasion of Privacy Act of 1971, then use your legal means of banning these people from entering your property, and if they do, have them charged with trespass. Take them to court and sue them till they are broke.

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