Stop Smart Meters Australia is having an impact!

In a recent post on Stop Smart Meters Tasmania, Tasmania’s Don Maisch writes about a presentation he attended at the University of Tasmania about smart grids and how grid implementation varies from place to place.  The speaker, who was apparently pro-smart meters, admitted that Stop Smart Meters Australia has had an impact on the rollout of smart meters across other Australian states.  Surprisingly, she even showed a webpage of Stop Smart Meters Australia in her presentation!

This is not an exact word for word quote of the speaker, Associate Professor Heather Lovell, but the sentiments she expressed:

Victoria was selected as the test case for a planned mandatory roll-out of the smart grid, with the rest of the nation to follow suit later. However the activist group Stop Smart Meters Australia (SSMA) was very effective in raising public concern about various problems with the implementation of the smart grid in Victoria. As a consequence,  plans for a further mandatory roll-out in other states were shelved.

SSMA was not criticised but was presented as how a committed public interest activist group can influence policy.

SSMA site screen captureDon also writes that Tasmanians (and others) have had an impact on the Tasmanian rollout of smart meters through their submissions to the Tasmanian government’s proposed energy policy.

Congratulations and thanks to all the groups and individuals who are helping to curb the poorly considered rollout and installation of dangerous wireless technologies.

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35 Responses to Stop Smart Meters Australia is having an impact!

  1. Dana says:

    If you do not have a smart meter, do not make the mistake of thinking that the government and the distributor now acknowledge your right to not accept such harmful device on your premises. They don’t acknowledge your right at all. How can they and how would they when the government ordered the distributors to install a smart meter on every property albeit by using “best endeavours”. The fact of the matter is that every Victorian had from the very outset of the roll out, the right to not accept this harmful device. What we have seen with this roll out has been the exercise of tyranny, intended to take away our lawful and human rights from us and to bring us down. How can we say that we need to be given a legitimate option to not have a smart meter when we already have lawful and moral right to not accept such harmful device ? Rather, what we need from the government and the Distribution Companies is a cessation of tyranny. Only then can any person’s endeavors to be supplied and billed for electricity via a safe and passive manual meter type be not such a trouble laden exercise. The fact of the matter is that we are now still being forced to live under the umbrella of government tyranny despite the retention of our analog meters. This has to stop.

    • Hammer Mann says:

      Hi Dana,
      You are spot on in all you say. I allege that both the Victorian Governments past and present from John Brumby to Ted Baillieu and next to Denis Napthine of the Victorian Liberal Party and now back to the Incumbent Daniel Andrews Victorian Government have all been the Cruel and Active Enemy’s of the people of Victoria.
      By these Victorian Government Premiers and I allege corrupt Victorian Ministers for Energy and Resources continual ” SUCKING UP TO the five Victorian Electric Power Companies” who are only interested in using us their Electricity Customers for their Greedy Extortionate Profit Motive and have never given “A Damn” for the people of Victoria’s Health and Welfare in any way at all.

      I allege this makes all Victorian Governments from around 2009 and up to now the Enemy of us The People of Victoria. Both Governments and the above Electric Power Companies here in Victoria have been and still are The Enemy of Us the people of Victoria and I allege have been and still are the Servants of Satan !

      • Tony says:

        I work for one of these Victorian Power Distribution Companies, and I’m also a resident of country Victoria.. A person, just like any of you.. Are you calling me a servant of Satan??

        • Trojan Horse says:

          Hell yes, Tony. Please educate yourself about your beloved Smart Grid – smart for whom I ask? Profiteering from causing pain & suffering (and even death in many cases) definitely qualifies don’t you think??

        • Anonymous says:

          Tony I don’t have to call you names. If you have a clear conscience and can honestly say you have not harmed anyone, then chill out. On the other hand if you have installed even one possible cancer causing device, harassed, threatened or done anything to force another of your fellow brothers and sisters to be exposed to a possible cancer causing agent that is not safe at all, then you are worse than a Servant of Satan.
          You are inhuman and don’t deserve to live among decent people. If you have done any of these things, you are what i would call evil.
          Its a shame Tony that we can’t treat each other with a bit of respect. Its a shame with all the horrible things that go on in this world, hunger, disease, slavery,torture and all the other disturbing things that happen, that some people feel the need to cause more harm.
          It makes me very sad to think of the next generation of kids that might be spending quite alot of time in hospitals being treated for diseases which they should not have.
          Cancers are increasing, this is fact. It’s more than likely that the next generation will be sick and their children.
          Have you contributed to this Tony? Making money from the misery of others goes way beyond evil.
          The cancer causing installers made my mother cry Tony and she still stood up to him.
          The bullying my family received went far above the normal.
          As far as i am concerned if you took part, however small your part was, you are evil.

        • Anonymous says:

          Tony, after the war is over collaborators are rounded up and punished, This is quite normal, for without the collaborators the criminals would not have succeeded in causing so much harm to the innocent.
          We are the innocent. Tony, what did you do? Did you participate? Were you a collaborator?

        • Evan says:

          Tony, don’t kid yourself here. As far as I am concerned the death penalty needs to be brought back and ANY person that has been complicit in this wicked agenda to forcefully install these horrific devices on any persons home deserves it without mercy. Don’t kid yourself mate. The feelings here are running very high. Daniel Andrews you take note.

    • Neville says:

      Spot on Dana. Despite having retained our analog meters, the tyranny continues and will never stop until the so called “mandate” is forever terminated.

  2. Alison Walsh says:

    There is nothing smart about a smart meter. Smart Meters are not a smart choice for the average person because the costs just go up and jobs are lost. Also a smart meter emits electromagnetic radiation and this may cause damage to your health…… nothing smart about that!

  3. Anonymous says:

    James, the distributor can’t label you a refuser unless they have first hand knowledge you have refused and also factual evidence.Otherwise we can label them as well, we would also have to prove any accusations.
    If the anyone at the Ombudsman’s office threatens you or tries to coerce you into accepting a possible cancer causing device, then you have a few options.
    Get their full name and job title.Get their bosses name and contact details.Ask them to provide factual evidence to support any claims made.The burden of proof is on the accuser not the accused.Give them 28 days to provide this evidence to you in writing and they will need to sign the letter as well.
    Get your facts and evidence together and send it to them, if they can’t rebut this then what you have written stands as the truth.
    Inform them that bullying even psychological bullying is against the law and carries penalties under Brodie’s Law.
    Inform them that they are offending you and then need to stop, otherwise this would be harassment.Repeated offensive behaviour is harassment, this is also unlawful.
    Only courts can issue penalties such as fines, if they are acting as a court and trying to dish out penal;ties, then this is fraudulent behaviour and this also carries penalties.
    Warn them once at the start of the phone call not to bring up smart meters and to make no attempt to try and coerce you into accepting goods and services. Inform them of the penalties at the start of the phone call, or better still put it in writing and get a Justice of the Peace to witness it, send it registered mail.
    They can’t turn off your power because you have not refused,you do not give consent and you object.You can’t refuse a smart meter, but you can object. I have spoken to a smart meter installer and he tried very hard to get me to agree i had refused,, he kept on repeating this same word. I said no, this is not a refusal this is an objection.
    They also have to prove they own your analogue meter, just because they say something does not make it the truth.Its your private property and you decide what goes on your property, not corporations.They are not replacing the analogue meter with a analogue meter, they are trying to replace it with a toxic wireless communication device.They have no rights to your private property, they only have a license to distribute and supply electricity.
    You have rights, start exercising them. Remember bullies are cowards and if you stand up to them they will cower in fear, like the lowlifes they are.Everything that they say you have to rebut and you can do this.
    Your not dealing with the sharpest tools in the shed, you are dealing with individuals that think their masters will protect them. You can hold individuals responsible.
    They have to provide services that you pay for, otherwise they are in breach of their own contract, you can point this out to them.If they breach the contract then the penalties apply to them.
    Not everyone we deal with is a sociopath,they are ignorant and they think they will get away with what they are doing.Its like a mob mentality, individuals feel safe in a mob,everyone’s doing it so why would i get into trouble? If you have ever seen a riot on TV, people that would not normally steal and destroy property participate because they feel protected by the mob. These people are then prosecuted as individuals and not as a mob.Its the same sort of system, hold individuals responsible, make them prove any accusations and any claims made by us also need to be proven.
    You can’t beg or plead with sociopaths it only makes them stronger and exposes your weakness.Once they find your weakness, they will use it against you. They have weaknesses as well, some would be scared of losing their homes, jobs,families, money.They would be scared of being prosecuted.

    • Hammer Mann says:

      To Anonymous:
      Just send the A.C.C.C Anti Harassment Notice below to these cruel people tied to trying to force a dopy Electric and far from Smart Meter on you along with a very polite but stinging letter of rebuke and all by Registered Mail and keep copies of same as below.

      Why do you say, ” One Can’t Refuse an Electric Microwave A.M.I and actually far from Smart Meter ?” Of COURSE YOU CAN REFUSE IT FROM BEING INSTALLED as I did for the following reasons. I gave the following reasons to Mr Shane Brehney the C.E.O of Powercor and to his Customers Relations Officer Mrs Janet Hogarty and their Chief Lawyer…….Here’s what I said in brief……

      “To Mr Shane Brehney and Mrs Janet Hogarty and to your Chief Lawyer………
      “I refuse to allow you to put an Electric Microwave A.M.I and so-called Smart Meter on my private home property for ‘HEALTH REASONS’ and for the FACT that these so-called and far from Smart Meters are also proving to be INCENDIARY METERS in more and more cases.
      Please see the Canberra A.C.C.C Anti Harassment Notice I have enclosed with my personal letter to you three people who are continually bullying me.
      I will drag the three of you through the highest Court in the LAND supported by my two barristers and with the added power of the A.C.C.C Lawyers who have promised in writing to join my team of barristers and get the lot of you Thrown Into Gaol as well, for very long Prison Sentences and I will also be using Broadies Anti Bullying Law against you I allege to be a pack of Evil Bullies. Please see the Notice below attached.

      (DATE)

      (INSERT OWN NAME)
      (ADDRESS)

      (Insert name and
      Address of Power Distributor)

      NOTICE OF PROHIBITION OF UNDUE HARASSMENT OR COERCION FOR SMART METER INSTALLATION
      This notice is provided to _______________________________________________ and any persons, entities,
      (Insert Power distributor name and ACN no off letter you received)
      Employees, associates, corporations, sub-contractors and agents of the fore mentioned (herein referred to as Your Company).
      Notice to agent is notice to principal.

      Note: This notice is provided in addition and following a NOTICE OF PROHIBITION FOR
      SMART METER INSTALLATION (date of your first letter) and NOTICE Your Company’s
      INTENTION TO DISHONOUR AND VIOLATE PROHIBITION FOR SMART METER
      INSTALLATION NOTICE (date of your letter received from Power Distributor after) served on Your Company.
      Your Company is prohibited and forbidden from communication in any manner, with the intent to solicit for the installation of a “smart meter” or meter containing wireless communication function(s) at the following (service) address: (Insert your address).
      Such an act is herein referred to as a PROHIBITED ACT.
      I have lawful and legal standing and claim of right to make such a demand.

      Any PROHIBITED ACT will be considered an act of undue harassment or coercion with the supply or possible supply of goods or services as defined by the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CTH) Vol. 3, Ch. 4, PT> 4-1, Div. 5 Sec. 168; such an offence carries a penalty of $10,000,000 Ten Million Dollars. If Your Company is in any way directed by the Government (State of Victoria) and State of Victoria Corporation to perform such an offence, the Government and individual members are liable under tort may in addition be held vicariously liable.
      Any PROHIBITED ACT remains prohibited unless I provide a NOTICE OF CESSATION OF PROHIBITION explicitly annulling this notice, or following a sale of property and change of property title holder for the property in question.
      A copy of this notice will also be provided for their records to (via regular mail):
      1. Customer Relations The Department of State Development Business and Innovation
      2. Minister for Energy and Resources Mr Michael O’Brien Victorian Government in the State of Victoria.

      If a response to this notice containing any dispute of facts or CLAIM OF RIGHT based on lawful claim of right is not received within fourteen days from Your Company, it shall be fact that you accept as fact this notice and facts contained within, and will honour this notice; such requiring no further action on your behalf.

      _______________ __________________ _____________
      (Your SIGNATURE) (Witness to your Signature) Print Witnesses name)

      Sincerely,
      Richard Leschen.

  4. Rog says:

    I am a customer refusal.
    That is what you tell them….It Works.
    PS a mandate is not a law.They can’t legally force you under a mandate

  5. Rog says:

    None of you understand about the Smart Energy Grid.
    Your Smart meters have 2 functions.
    1.To send your power use to your wholesaler for billing purposes.
    2 To read all of your home devices,Fridge,TV,Aircon etc etc they are all chipped now (the internet of things) soon it will be electric light bulbs.They are spying on you.
    One of the future plans could be a new currency based on power/energy use.

  6. dana says:

    I think we need to discuss more activisim ideas. We need more stunts that raise awareness. Although we know the facts about RF radiation, many of the public do know a single fact about it and do not know that there is a single study showing harm from it. Maybe someone who is electrosensitive from Canberra could take a camera and go ask politicians if the have heard of the International EMF Scientist Appeal. They won’t want to say ‘no” because they will look ignorant, and if they say ‘yes’ we will at least have some acknowledgement of that there is another side to the issue which we can show to the public. There is nothing like embarrassment to make politicians take an interest. Video footage of politicians, especially politicians looking stupid, draws interest and can go viral. We need to put the emphasis back on them to be aware of the research instead of all the emphasis being on us to explain every symptom we get.

  7. Leslie says:

    Here is an internal document from a U.S. Utilities company whose smart meters have had their fronts blown off because with over voltage

    • Leslie says:

      Try copy and paste into your browsers URL line from inside the quotation marks
      “https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156039709565554&set=p.10156039709565554&type=1&theater”

  8. Cedar says:

    I have not got a smart meter yet, (and hope to never have one) and would like to do what you have done but I’m having problems from all the smart meters I’m surrounded by, having a burning sensation in my head, it’s horrible, but the electricity companies are not going to remove my neighbours smart meters to accommodate anybody. Where can you go to get away from these meters? Better to kill people off rather than spend money on meter readers? Isn’t that a bit short sighted because there’ll be less of us to make profits for them when they’ve killed us off!

    • Hammer Mann says:

      Hi Cedar,
      You are correct, I regard these I allege to be Ghouls to be the new Mafiosi, cowards the lot of them. If they do come back with letters harassing you for a dopy poisonous to humans and all of LIFE Electric Microwave A.M.I and far from Smart Meter, simply send them a polite and registered letter and keep a copy for legal purposes stating that you Do Not Consent to a now proving to be Poisonous Electric Microwave A.M.I broadcasting and receiving machine aka meter. Also send them the following notice at the end of this reply to you with the name Ms Lily D’Ambrosio, the name of the Victorian Minister in this A.C.C.C Notice for Energy and Resources to keep this now Ten Million Dollar Notice up to date. These I allege to be COWARDS at Powercor some now four and a bit years ago never answered my by Mail as they could have within the fourteen days that the A.C.C.C in Canberra gave them.

      So when you read this notice carefully you will see that in Powercor’s case the C.E.O was a Mr Shane Brehney. Now some four and a bit years ago, his company lawyer refused to write to me within the fourteen (14) days grace period, they at Powercor have to agree to both the A.C.C.C and my terms, THAT IS THE LAW, which means that they are never allowed to contact me, and I get to keep the Safe and Passive Analog Meter I have with an armour plated steel padlock securing it in my Electric Meter Box.

      Please note that the new or current C.E.O is Mr Tim O’Rourke of Powercor and Citypower if they are your Electricity supplier, if not you will have to ascertain what electricity power company and C.E.O you must send your paper work to. Please keep copies of all your letters and notices of fines and or Trespass notices against the Electric Power Company if they try to force you to relinquish your Safe and Passive Analog Electric Meter. Please keep it padlocked at all times as I do mine. Legal Notices below……..

      (DATE)

      (INSERT OWN NAME)
      (ADDRESS)

      (Insert name and
      Address of Power Distributor)

      NOTICE OF PROHIBITION OF UNDUE HARASSMENT OR COERCION FOR SMART METER INSTALLATION
      This notice is provided to _______________________________________________ and any persons, entities,
      (Insert Power distributor name and ACN no off letter you received)
      Employees, associates, corporations, sub-contractors and agents of the fore mentioned (herein referred to as Your Company).
      Notice to agent is notice to principal.

      Note: This notice is provided in addition and following a NOTICE OF PROHIBITION FOR
      SMART METER INSTALLATION (date of your first letter) and NOTICE Your Company’s
      INTENTION TO DISHONOUR AND VIOLATE PROHIBITION FOR SMART METER
      INSTALLATION NOTICE (date of your letter received from Power Distributor after) served on Your Company.
      Your Company is prohibited and forbidden from communication in any manner, with the intent to solicit for the installation of a “smart meter” or meter containing wireless communication function(s) at the following (service) address: (Insert your address). Such an act is herein referred to as a PROHIBITED ACT.
      I have lawful and legal standing and claim of right to make such a demand.

      Any PROHIBITED ACT will be considered an act of undue harassment or coercion with the supply or possible supply of goods or services as defined by the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CTH) Vol. 3, Ch. 4, PT> 4-1, Div. 5 Sec. 168; such an offence carries a penalty of $10,000,000 Ten Million Dollars. If Your Company is in any way directed by the Government (State of Victoria) and State of Victoria Corporation to perform such an offence, the Government and individual members are liable under tort may in addition be held vicariously liable.
      Any PROHIBITED ACT remains prohibited unless I provide a NOTICE OF CESSATION OF PROHIBITION explicitly annulling this notice, or following a sale of property and change of property title holder for the property in question.
      A copy of this notice will also be provided for their records to (via regular mail):
      1. Customer Relations The Department of State Development Business and Innovation
      2. Minister for Energy and Resources Ms Lily D’ Ambrosia Victorian Government in the State of Victoria.

      If a response to this notice containing any dispute of facts or CLAIM OF RIGHT based on lawful claim of right is not received within fourteen days from Your Company, it shall be fact that you accept as fact this notice and facts contained within, and will honour this notice; such requiring no further action on your behalf.

      Sincerely,

      _________________ _____________________ __________________
      Your SIGNATURE) (Witness to your Signature) (Print Witnesses name)

  9. Anf says:

    So we the Victorian public was used as guinea pigs as the test case for a planned mandatory roll-out of the smart grid, with the rest of the nation to follow suit later. Under who’s instruction ya gottta wonder I bet my bottom dollar that this was a federal government initiative forced upon us Victorian’s by the then Australian Federal Labour Party under the leadership of Kevin Rudd then by Julia Gillard cos I remember that Julia Gillard said not in these exact words but we Victorians should just suck it up and except dumb meters.

    • Cedar says:

      I wish people would stop playing politics and concentrate on the issue at hand. Both sides of the political divide are culpable, we’ll not get the result we want if we play “pointing the finger”. That is the game capitalism likes to keep us playing while they laugh all the way to the bank; it keeps our attention off what they are doing.

    • Craig says:

      Whoever the individual person is that is responsible that has forced and is still forcing this awful distress upon Victorians should be strung up

    • Glambert says:

      You are wrong about that Anf. Julia did not say that at all. In fact, at the time when she appeared on The 7pm Project (Channel 10) she remarked that Victorians did not have to have a smart meter if they did not want one. Her exact words were “No, we’re not going to put that on anyone”, ie , that being:- forced smart meters…

  10. lynda o says:

    Well done ! That its all shelved now….. BUT !!!
    I don’t have a smart meter we locked our box up and guarded it with our lives.
    Padlocked and everything else that we had to do!
    Only to have 6 of them 3meters from our bedroom wall where we sleep from a block of units next door :((
    We have sold our home recently and moving to nsw hopefully our next home won’t have one!
    If there are smart meters installed can you get them removed for a safer option now ?
    We can only hope! but will probably be another battle .

    • James says:

      Lynda O

      I’m sorry to tell you this but nothing has been shelved. The agenda is well and truly still there to install a smart meter on your premises. Your Distribution Company has labelled you a “Refuser” and has absolutely no interest in you as their customer. Good luck trying to get them to perform any service for you that they would normally be obligated to provide you. If you don’t believe me, ring the Ombudsman’s office. They will tell you that your Distributor can switch off your power for refusing a smart meter. They will tell you that they have already done it to some although for some reason they don’t seem to be doing it now. Of course they will not elaborate what that reason is but will only say it’s up to the Distributor. And if you tell them that the term “Refuser” is defamatory because you are excercising your lawful rights to not have a smart meter, they will acknowledge your right to not have it but will still say that you are a Refuser because it’s true, you are still refusing it and that the Power company could elect to switch your power off if you do so. And even if you don’t ask them about the so called manual meter fee, you’ll find that they won’t hesitate to let you know about it and that they wouldn’t rule in your favour if you raised a case with them should you ever be extorted by your Distributor and charged such so called “fee” because they tell you “it is law”. Somewhere on the EWOV website it actually states that the fee will remain in place until the installation is able to take place. In other words the agenda to install is still there. One thing I have read in some EWOV “literature” is that the Distributor “is entitled to replace it’s own equipment and a property owner should provide reasonable access to their property for this to occur”. Well to this I say why “should” they ? They say we “should” do this or we “should” do that whilst at the same time now acknowledging that we don’t have to have the smart meter. How much sense does that make and just how wrong was the decision of having a “compulsory” rollout of this dangerous wireless technology. Everybody acknowledges that it was just plain wrong. As for the Ombudsman’s office, it smells every bit an agent of the Victorian State Government. I would find it very hard to trust them to run any case when it comes to upholding the rights of ordinary people when it comes to smart meters.

      So Lynda O, until the Government comes out and says smart meters are no longer compulsory and offers people real options to not have a smart meter, then trust me, nothing has been shelved. They couldn’t get them all in during the roll out, they will still get them all in eventually, or so they think. The fact of the matter is that no real option has been offered to those wise persons who don’t want a smart meter. Those of us who don’t have a smart meter were never given the option. We had to take our own pro-active civilian action to protect our own lives and our own interests. Manual meter fees are not part of any option for people to not have a smart meter. A so called manual meter fee was never offered to us prior to the commencement of the roll out. The attempt to impose it upon us only came because of the many outstanding cases of non installation post extended rollout period which was nothing but a blatant extortion tool clearly seen by everyone and ruled as being such in court cases in America such as the case where stopsmartmeters hero in the U.S. Josh Hart was able to get his power restored once again after having been cut off for refusing to succumb to this very extortion attempt by his Power Utility PSREC (Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative).

      The Victorian Government need to come out and change their tune and real options need to be offered for those people who are wise to know they do not want this diabolical device on their property. It means those who have this device already must have the option to have it removed without the threat of denial to essential services or prosecution hanging over them. It means that those of us who don’t have smart meters are no longer branded with some guilt implying or defamatory title such as “refuser” and have recognition as customers and access to rightful servicing when it comes to equipment and supply and without being ostracised in any way. Only then Lynda O can we even start to think about “shelving”. If any of us are not feeling under the gun right now it’s only because we have been lulled into a false sense of security because we are dealing with complete psychopaths and sociopaths even at this time post rollout.

      • Anonymous says:

        James, the law states that you are innocent until proven guilty. If anyone says you have refused ask them if they have first hand knowledge that you have refused. Ask them to provide factual evidence that you have refused.The person making the claim also needs to very the claim. The burden of proof is on the accuser not the accused.
        Next time you deal with the ombudsman’s office get them to put everything in writing. Here are some things you can bring up with the Ombudsman’s office.
        Coercion
        It is unlawful to use physical force, undue harassment or coercion in connection with the supply or possible supply of, or payment for, goods or services (including an interest in land).
        Harassment and coercion carry penalties. You have to let the other person know that they are harassing you and they need to stop.This is better done in writing.
        Coercion involves force (actual or threatened) that restricts another person’s choice or freedom to act.
        Unlike harassment, there is no requirement for behaviour to be repetitive in order to amount to coercion.
        STOP USING THE WORD REFUSED.Ask for the person’s full name and job title and ask for this person’s bosses name.Type up a notice get it signed by a justice of the peace and give them 28 days to provide factual evidence and first hand knowledge.
        The distributor cannot switch off your power for not consenting to a smart meter,, they probably can if you keep on agreeing you have refused. The distributor is not the law, they have to abide by the law. Ask for the paperwork that states your power can be turned off if you object to a cancer causing transmitter. This does not exist. If this does not exist,then they have provided false and misleading information.
        Just because you read something does not make it the truth, just because someone says something on the phone does not make it the truth.Ask for factual evidence. I bet they don’t give it to you. Also you can warn them not to attempt to coerce you into accepting a smart meter. You can also state that you consider it a form of psychological bullying, this comes under Brodie’s Law and carries penalties.
        So next time if you speak to anyone that tries this rubbish ask them for evidence and stop using the word refused. You object or don’t consent.

      • Hammer Mann says:

        Hi James,
        If you still don’t have a dopy Electric Microwave A.M.I Smart Meter for Heaven’s sake, do as I have done and now many thousands of us, Keep the Safe and Passive Analog Electric Meter. Stand up to these bullies and cowards of the Electric Power Companies here in Victoria and padlock your Electric Meter Box. Send a polite but stinging Letter Of Rebuke to the C.E.O of the Electric Power Company.

        You must state as I did that, for Health and Safety Reasons you refuse to allow a Health wrecking and Incendiary and far from Smart Electric Microwave A.M.I meter on your property. Do as I did and tell them you will drag them kicking and screaming into Court.
        I lived through the bombing of London in the Second World War and survived. Don’t let these I allege to be sons of SATAN DICTATE To You. Send your letter to them by Registered Post and keep copies of same and the following Anti Harassment Notice I sent these SCUM for Ten Million Dollars, that’s correct, $10,000,000 from the A.C.C.C in Canberra below. Powercor in my case only had fourteen days (14) in which to contact me in writing. They never contacted me so they effectively agreed agree to my and the A.C.C.C’s Lawful Terms in the Notice below.

        ( Your SIGNATURE ) (Witness to your Signature) (Print Witnesses name)

        Sincerely,

        _________________ _____________________ _________________
        ( Your SIGNATURE ) (Witness to your Signature) (Print Witnesses name)

  11. 'Forewarned' says:

    NSW and Queensland, don’t let down your guard, as the supposedly ‘consumer led smart meter rollout’ in those states is not always as optional as they would like you to think. You need to lock up your analogue meter so that they can’t install a smart-capable meter, which may not be transmitting wirelessly today, but who knows when they will magically make it transmit wirelessly?

  12. GlennS says:

    If only the roll-out here was shelved (reversed)! Shame we have been the guinea pigs

    • Robert Scott says:

      This government decision to put smart meters in Victorian homes forced me to consider my energy options. I installed solar panels and rechargeable battery bank plus a 48V to 240V AC off grid inverter to supply my family’s power needs and told the power companies where they could shove their power. An extra advantage from this endeavour was very clean power, no voltage surges or frequency variations to cause problems with any connected equipment.

      • Paul says:

        Robert mate, you are a genius!

      • Rik says:

        Thats what i would do but im in a rental. The best i can do is lock the meterbox which the owner is fine with. He doesn’t like smart meters so hes happy with me locking it and keeping the good meter. My problem is there are 3 meters next to my left, 3 at every address across the road, 3 at nearly every place behind me, as nearly every block here has at least 3 units we are 3x more smart meters here than normal.
        Just because my unit doesnt have a smart meter doesnt mean im not affected. I suffer badly from EMS and will never work again while i live in this area.
        If the Victorian government is happy paying me to stay out of work thats fine. If they want me to work then remove the reasons why i cant. Smart meters are the reason.

        • Hammer Mann says:

          Hi Rik,
          Sensible home owner from whom you rent, very good, he’s given you permission to padlock the electricity meter box which you’ve sensibly done. At least this has stopped the pirates of the suburbs from stealing this Safe and Passive Analog Electric Meter.

      • lynda o says:

        Hi Robert well done :))
        Thats the way i think we will be going when we move home in the next few months !
        Have a bit of homework to do though where do you live ?
        Could you give us a rough estimate to what it costs ??
        It is the only way to go though at least when we move we won’t have all the townhouses around us we have 11 just either side of us so we will be better off just moving away.
        Thats the best solution for us as well :))
        Yes you are a genius
        I would love to tell them where to stick their power!

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