THE growing movement against the compulsory rollout of smart meters in Victoria has sparked a new political party.
The People Power Victoria — No Smart Meters was started last week and spokesman Marc Florio said it was growing fast.
“We have 250 members join within a week of publicising it. We need 500 members to be registered and we will get that no problems,” Mr Florio said.
He said the party was formed because there was a growing concern about how the public was being treated by corporations, major parties and state government departments.
“The major parties don’t seem to be listening to the public about the problems out there. They don’t care about the issues — and in particular the rising cost of smart meters,” Mr Florio said.
“The party is a focal point for voters who are frustrated by the lack of action by politicians.”
The party is centred on opposition to the rollout of wireless smart meters for electricity, gas and water and aims to get fair and affordable delivery of essential services.
Mr Florio said the party would contest the state election in November.
For more information go to peoplepowervictoria.org.au