STATE Election voters will be able to make the switch to a party that is interested in more than one type of power.
People Power Victoria — No Smart Meters was registered as a political party last week and will contest every Upper House seat and some Lower House seats in the November poll.
The party was formed in response to the compulsory rollout of smart meters.
Party spokesman Marc Florio said the party had 700 members and was growing.
Mr Florio said the party was still looking for candidates.
“People Power Victoria is centred on opposing the mandated rollout of wireless smart meters for electricity, gas and water, and on the commitment to re-establish a healthy environment.”
Mr Florio said people should have the right to have the communication card removed from the smart meter.
“It should be people’s choice. We aren’t saying remove all the meters, we are saying to remove the communication card.
“Many Victorians have already been adversely affected by the compulsory rollout, be it financially or via deteriorating health as a direct result of exposure to radiation from smart meters.
“Many also see it as a gross invasion of their privacy.”
Although the party focused on the smart meter subject, Mr Florio said it was not a single-issue party.
“We are advocating for an Occupational Health and Safety ombudsman for Victoria and also we believe there should be social and health impact studies done before all major state government projects — these studies need to be done prior to any major investment.
“The government needs to do their homework because at the moment they are just rolling out the programs without consultation.”
Kylie Andoranti, July 29, 2014