With the commencement of the New Year, the Victorian Government’s mandate for power distributors to forcibly and ruthlessly install smart meters has concluded.
Correspondence from the Office of the Minister for Energy and Resources, Minister Kotsiras, has acknowledged that two electrical metering systems in Victoria will remain – thus divulging that smart meters are in fact NOT compulsory.
However, because approximately 150,000 households/small businesses have yet to have smart meters installed, be assured that power distributors and government authorities will still try to dupe people to believe that smart meters are compulsory.
The fight is not over, but our success is largely due to people like you, members of Stop Smart Meters Australia and our numerous website followers, that have stood up to corporate and government bullying. Thank you for all your support, and special thanks for those who have used the media to spread our message; that due to financial costs, safety, health and privacy issues, Victorians like residents in every other Australian state should have the freedom to voluntarily ‘opt in’ to the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) program rather than being threatened and sometimes verbally abused for not accepting a device one does no need nor want.
Here are four examples of radio interviews aired over the past few months. They give a very good summary of the issues of why many Victorians will not accept a smart meter.
Not satisfied with the abuse already inflicted on the democratic and human rights of many Victorians, it is believed that the Victorian Napthine Government is looking at introducing new regulations to extend the smart meter mandate to after 2013.
Will the Government ever learn? With an election year coming up, they may be sorry…..
Happy New Year everyone!!