Public comment sought by ACMA on draft legislation

The ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) is planning on ‘rolling over’ existing legislation which specifies maximum Electromagnetic Emission exposure levels to humans and labelling protocols for devices incorporating radiocommunications transmitter(s) with integral antennas. These devices include smart meters and mesh smart meter relays and access points. Other affected wireless devices include mobile phones, cordless phones, baby monitors, headphones, microphones, LAN access points, PDAs and laptop PCs.

The new draft legislation only contains minor changes to existing legislation!

This means that ACMA’s legislation will uphold the ARPANSA’s outdated radiofrequency standard. In fact, the ACMA’s legislation doesn’t even incorporate the ARPANSA’s entire radiofrequency standard, but just the parts that are easy to police. This means any precautionary elements in it have been thrown out the window. Sadly, even these meager maximum exposure limits have been denied to Defence and Police personnel.
It also means that Australia’s labelling requirements for devices emitting electromagnetic radiation will continue to lag behind risk-management practices recommended elsewhere in the world. SSMA finds it extraordinary that wireless devices such as smart meters and smart meter relays and access points do not carry any radiation alerts whatsoever!

The ACMA has invited public comment on their proposal. Go to the following link for more information: http://www.acma.gov.au/theACMA/Consultations/Consultations/Sunsetting/remaking-the-radiocommunications-human-exposure-standard

Submissions are due by Friday, 2nd May, and will become public documents.
To view a copy of Stop Smart Meters Australia’s submission go here: SSMA submission to ACMA 29 April
To view a copy of EMR Australia’s submission go here: EMR Australia Submission

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13 Responses to Public comment sought by ACMA on draft legislation

  1. Crystal says:

    I have only recently connected with this website and find this whole issue very disturbing. I have also alerted various friends and the public about this site. Knowledge is power and I hope we can come up with a better plan for assessing our power – WHAT was wrong with the previous method anyway – as they say if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

  2. Terry Fulton says:

    November elections are getting closer. Not long now for us to show strength and resolve by voting PPV. Being voted out of office is all the parliamentary clowns can really understand so let’s sock it to ’em!

  3. Reply to Merilynn Whitecross.

    Dear Merrilyn the politicians,
    OUR Politicians do not notice and choose not to notice that other countries are removing their SMART METERS because our politicians in Victoria are irresponsible and fast-asleep at the wheel. Our Victorian POLITICIANS don’t care about anything, except their NEXT PAY RISE nor can these incompetents read the public’s mood of righteous anger and disgust at being treated like fools.

    We the public are not FOOLS but our Politicians behave like fools, uncaring about their constituents health and welfare. We can all attempt to wake up our incompetent politicians by refusing to vote for both the Victorian Liberal and Labour Government who have abandoned the people of Victoria, and we can instead vote for the PPV that is the People Party of Victoria a new branch of caring people who have successfully refused to allow a single Smart meter to be installed on their houses or Small Business premises by locking up our Electricity meter boxes and posting a notice of NO – TRESPASS and a fine of $167,000.00 dollars which will be imposed on any installer who attempts to unlawfully install a SMART METER on our house.

    The PPV. Party has been formed because of tens of thousand s of caring Victorian citizens who have refused to be bullied. “Remember you have rights under Common Law. Wake up fellow Victorians and assert your selves and your God Given Rights. No one can legally,morally nor lawfully deprive you of your Constitutional Rights. I rest my case,

    Henry Leschen.

  4. Frank Carleton says:

    The more things change the more they remain the same!
    Don’t merely whinge about the foregoing. In this election year get stuck into the self serving flimflam men and women of the Coalition and the ALP .
    Now probably the best weapon is ridicule for the Les or Lesley Patterson clone who is your Coalition or ALP MP.
    Confine yourself to complaining on this website and the smart meter outrage will continue

  5. Anonymous says:

    governments are all the same when it comes to money, and people’s health comes last. examples, asbestos and medications with dire side effects . All that matters 2 them is that it works well and makes a profit, with not enough time given 2 proper research.

  6. kimmo says:

    hi team,

    appreciate this website with many thanks,

    – fyi I receive~3-5 automated mobile phone calls per day! from sp-ausnet in belgrave vic..

    – last week I decided to turn our mob phone off 2all calls from anyone (sorry)..

    – their vmail tells me 2call them & book time 4smart meter install.. ke?

    – also the last time meter reader came 2our front verandah it was a mess that night..

    – clothes line etc strewn everywhere..

    – or maybe giant possums?

    – presumably someone did a hissy fit because I now have a ‘Ned Kelly double-space mask’ on my meter box

    (as per previous examples on yr website tks)

    – it is still easy 2read both normal-meter & j-tariff meter as always..

    – I have previously rang them to advise readings when they did not visit

    – they won’t accept our phone advice re these readings..

    – as the SEC did for 10 years! before with no problem..

    – also the recent radio 621 3rn background briefing session last Sunday ~3am re electricity industry economics in oz

    – was just abfab

    – suggest u listen (if not already) and then publicise widely..

    – it shows why anti-smut-meter & pro-solar/wind panels is the best way 2go4oz..

    kind regards, kim @blgve

  7. Paul says:

    Because they are: 1. Romanced by money 2. They don’t care 3. It is not in their immediate interests and 4. They are very, very stupid

    • Paul,
      These people, that is the C.E.O’s of the five foreign owned Electric Power Companies here in Victoria aren’t stupid, that’s being far too kind to them, as well as the C.E.O of the Victorian Department of Primary Industry including the past and present Ministers for Energy and Resources in Victoria. I had three run-ins with the cock-sure C.E.O of the Department of Primary Industry some time ago and his two bullying minions who sought to intimidate me much to their chagrin and downfall.

      They rued the day they crossed swords with me as I knocked them off their lofty perches with promises both over the ‘phone and on the next day in writing each of them registered letters that I’d personally drag every one of them into Court with my two very high powered Q C’s who are both top Lawyers and family friends. The cocky tone of these three changed from voices full of confidence to the direct opposite, especially when I mentioned Brody’s Law to them.

      Please look up Brodie’s Law and Brody Panlock. See http://www.justice.vic.gov.au/home/safer+communities/crime+prevention/bullying+-+brodies+law. Here you’ll see just how important Brodies Law really is and how it will protect you against being constantly bullied to accept a Type 2B Carcinogen Electric Microwave Smart Meter. It worked for me, you’ve nothing to lose.

      I lived through the heavy bombing of London during the Second World War and it has affected me deeply. I don’t take kindly to being bullied by anyone. When I came to Australia as a young chap I was constantly bullied in the school yard but my giving the school bullies a swift uppercut under the jaw stopped the bullying very smartly.

      These ‘shock tactics’ of mine toward the C.E.O’s in strong but polite letters and to the Boss of the Department of Primary Industry and his two minions seemed to have worked a treat, when I spelt out the fact that anybody accused of constantly bullying me over the phone and by letter, will find themselves dragged before the Court. Then after a fair trial and when found guilty of constant bullying me by twelve jurors straight and true will find that they will receive up to ten 10 years imprisonment to be served in full with no remission for good behaviour. Under this ruling it shows that Under Brodie’s Law the LAW here in Victoria now has ‘SOME BALLS’ and not before time !

  8. Chris says:

    here is my letter that i wrote today:

    “To whom it may concern:

    I note that The ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) is planning on ‘rolling over’ existing legislation which specifies maximum Electromagnetic Emission exposure levels to humans and labelling protocols for devices incorporating radiocommunications transmitter(s) with integral antennas.

    It is a complete disgrace that Australia’s labelling requirements for devices emitting electromagnetic radiation will continue to lag behind risk-management practices recommended elsewhere in the world. I find it extraordinary that wireless devices such as smart meters and smart meter relays and access points do not carry any radiation alerts whatsoever! There is much feedback that these such devices are far from 100% “safe” to the community and cause many forms of cancer and side-effects.

    It is abhorrent to me that that ACMA’s legislation will uphold the ARPANSA’s outdated radiofrequency standard, or that the ACMA’s legislation doesn’t even incorporate the ARPANSA’s entire radiofrequency standard, but just the parts that are easy to police. This means any precautionary elements in it have been thrown out the window.

    The Australian standards are far-outdated with the rest of the world. It is a joke. The Australian standards are potentially dangerous to the public and inadequate. We are not a 3rd world country. Our standards are more than 10 times greater than other western countries that care about the health and safety of their communities. Just look at the standards of countries such as Sweeden or other more advanced EU countries, who have standards and exposure limits to RF devices that are based on modern research and based on potential damage to cells and DNA, not just based on old decades-old limits that are based purely on the physical temperature of which flesh “heats”. You should be ashamed of yourself to consider these standards as “safe”. You are negligent in your lack of attention to this issue and should be held accountable.

    You are directly putting the safety of Australians at risk with these pathetic standards and your incompetence. They need an immediate and complete review with far lower and more realistic standards chosen.

    Signed:

    ……….

  9. Merrilyn Whitecross says:

    Why aren’t our politicians noticing that other countries are removing smart meters because they recognise the danger to our health ?

    • Rik says:

      Thats the problem with Australia is the governments here only care about money and making the rest of the world happy NOT its own citizens. We are neglected and ignored.
      Smart meters are the worst things they could do to everyone. There are lots of people that are sick now because of these meters and most people are blaming other things where its actually the meter that is to blame for their ailments.

      We NEED a new government that actually cares for its citizens and will do something about it instead of wasting money and spending money on crap thats not needed.
      Look at the government now, they want to cut pensions but are happy spending billions on war planes. THATS PROOF it doesn’t care for its citizens.
      What we need is a government that will remove smart meters and put back the old good analog meters. Most old analog meters are decades old and still working fine without any problems. These new “smart meters” only have a lifespan on 5 years at max so who is going to pay for a new meter every 5 years? I want the old analog meter which I pay for once and thats it, its never needs replacing and works for decades.

      I hope this new Smart Meter party will do that, remove smart meters and stop spending money on crap thats not needed.

    • Merrilyn,
      It’s because a number of Victorians politicians either haven’t studied the problem sufficiently, because they still haven’t got an Electric Smart Meter on their home/s yet, or they don’t care sufficiently to look into this very real ongoing problem of Microwave Electro pollution, that won’t go away until far more people are sadly adversely affected by this poisoning of their bodies and get the power companies to remove these Electric Microwave Smart Meters and replace them with the Safe and Passive Analog Electric Meters which had been stolen in the first place.

      I feel that padlocking ones Electric Meter Box and only then erecting the Lawful Commonwealth of Australia $167,000 Dollar Anti-Trespass Signs is the only way to beat this Criminality of the forced installation of the Electric Microwave Smart Meters.

      Please don’t forget to write a polite but forceful letter to the C.E.O of the foreign Electric Power Company for your area in Victoria, to drive the point home, ” That you are not legally obliged to accept a Microwave Smart Meter, and for reasons of HEALTH you will not accept this awful risk to your person or to your family members.”

      If you can put in a weather-proof Perspex window in your Safe and Passive Analog Electric Meter/s, those of you who still have them, so the meter-reader man can take his readings and not have to estimate the amount of electricity you have used over the last 90 days. Better still read the meter yourself as many of us now do. Then phone your electricity retailer with these figures just before the meter-reader man is due.

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