Stop Smart Meters Australia (SSMA) Morwell branch organised a rally on Friday 23rd May at Minister Russell Northe’s Office in Morwell.
At this rally, SSMA representatives from Morwell and surrounding areas demanded that:
- People whose health is affected by smart meter radiation immediately have the communication card removed from their smart meter (the wireless component of the smart meter).
- Minister Northe direct United Energy to reconnect Sofia Telemzouguer’s power. Sofia and her daughter have been living without electricity for three months as United Energy reneged on an agreement to install a manually read digital meter. In his convenient absence, a copy of a petition was handed to Minister Northe’s Office. See: https://stopsmartmeters.com.au/2014/04/07/petition-to-reconnect-sofias-power/
In January this year, responding to rising concerns by the Victorian community, the former Minister for Energy and Resources announced an independent audit of smart meters to determine health risks associated with these devices.
Mr Trevor Bridges, spokesperson for the Morwell branch of SSMA said “We have heard nothing since”. At the very least the smart meter roll-out should cease until the health audit is completed.“
“The current Minister for Energy and Resources, the Hon. Russell Northe, refuses to meet and speak to anyone regarding this issue, despite the fact that, as the rollout of smart meters continues around the state, an increasing number of people are reporting adverse health effects from the pulsing, microwave emitting smart meter transmissions. “
Mr Bridges continued “Mr Northe has also refused to meet or acknowledge that a number of people in his electorate have been suffering as a result from the pulsing microwave emitting smart meters. Such people have a number of medically documented symptoms, including headaches, insomnia, tinnitus, dizziness, blurred vision, and heart palpitations.
News footage of the rally can be found at: