As power distributors are becoming more ruthless and aggressive approaching the end date for the Government’s mandate to ‘use their best endeavours’ to install smart meters (December 2013), an ‘insider’ has informed Stop Smart Meters Australia that smart meter installers in Victoria are told to IGNORE all ‘Stop, Do Not Fit a Smart Meter’ and ‘No Trespass’ signs. They will install the meters regardless of ANY signs. However, our informer has said that installers will not replace an analogue meter if:
- The meter box is LOCKED
- The meter can be read via a window
- There are signs indicating smart meter refusal.
A LOCKED meter box is the ONLY way to PREVENT the installation of a smart meter.
Any letters written to power distributors are disregarded and installers are NOT INFORMED about people’s desire to refuse a smart meter. Installers are simply provided with a list of addresses where smart meters have not been installed yet.
Unfortunately, NOT ONE politician in Victoria’s Parliament is prepared to stand up and represent their constituents who are being bullied and threatened to accept a smart meter against their will. They are ALL complicit in allowing (some would say encouraging) these foreign-owned corporations to enter our properties and force an electronic device that tends to increase electricity costs, can be used to collect personal data, and has affected the health and well-being of countless Victorians. It is a sad indictment that our so-called representatives from the Liberal/National parties, the Australian Labor Party and the Greens simply don’t give a damn!
As a result, people have no choice but to fend for themselves and LOCK their METER BOXES!