Australian 5G inquiry report ignores the science

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts’ report, entitled The next gen future: Inquiry into the deployment, adoption and application of 5G in Australia, was presented to Parliament on 12 May 2020.

The chair of the Committee, Hon Dr David Gillespie MP, enthusiastically opined in his address to Parliament (Hansard, pp. 44-45) that “This report is an excellent report”, going on to say that “It establishes that 5G is coming and it’s going to revolutionise so many parts of industry”.  Dr Gillespie asserted that 5G is safe technology, dismissing “the concerns by some people in the community” as having “been influenced by misinformation about the technology”.

As foreshadowed by the Australian Government’s decision in December 2019 to establish a new community information campaign on 5G, the Committee’s report fails to give any credence – whatsoever – to concerns voiced by the majority of the inquiry participants about the wisdom of hurtling down a path that clearly offers no assurances of safety.

Instead the report’s recommendations focus on facilitating an early uptake of 5G technology.

Recommendations 10 and 11 reflect the Committee’s blinkered view that “Better communication of 5G mobile technology is essential to help dispel some of the myths that exist around 5G”.  The report contends that “The communication of the reality of 5G has been neglected, however, allowing fears over health and safety, the technology involved and the application of 5G to take hold. Misinformation has filled the vacuum and public confidence in 5G has been shaken”.

ARPANSA is called upon to implement a mechanism to consult with members of the community in regard to safe levels of electromagnetic radiation.  The Committee also recommends that the Australian Government work closely with the ACMA to develop a campaign that can respond to concerns about 5G.

Recommendation 14 calls on the Australian Government to work with carriers to develop campaigns to boost industry awareness about the advantages of 5G to businesses to help realise the benefits quickly.  The Committee stipulates that the campaign should also lift 5G awareness within local government.

The Committee acknowledged that it accepted a “large number of submissions which solely addressed concerns over how the deployment of 5G may affect human health”. However, it stated that, “As the Committee is not a health committee, it was limited in its ability to investigate this issue fully”.  Nevertheless, the report claims that, “The Committee sought to inform itself about this issue…”.

The assertion by the Committee that it sought to inform itself about potential health risks stretches credulity, as illustrated in SSMA’s posts entitled Inquiry into 5G in Australia: Misinformation by whom? and Federal Government announces $9 million splurge to ‘build public confidence’ in 5G safety.

Sadly, it appears that the government has been blindsided, yet again, by industry interests.

SSMA website followers who are residents or citizens of Australia may wish to sign an e-petition to the House of Representatives calling for the House to suspend further implementation of the 5G network and an inquiry into its potential health risks. The petition asks that the number of Australians opposed to the deployment of 5G be taken into consideration.

The petition can be accessed at:

The closing date for signatures is 10 June 2020.

Note that after signing the petition an email with a link will be sent to you.  The link must be clicked within eight hours in order for your signature to be valid.

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11 Responses to Australian 5G inquiry report ignores the science

  1. Let's get real about RF says:

    I was flabbergasted to see that Sarah Loughran (ex-ACEBR) has been appointed as the inaugural principal researcher and EME program manager at ARPANSA. Surely ARPANSA should’ve appointed someone with relevant scientific – rather than psychology – based qualifications for this role?? It looks like ARPANSA is going to be feeding us more disinformation about “safe” levels of radiation.

  2. I have massive DNA damage from 5g on a pole 30m from my front door….

  3. Nicola says:

    Does anyone know whether Barrister Raymond Broomhall was present at the inquiry or whether he made a submission? Furthermore, whether anyone knows if he has any kind of a plan, considering how instrumental he has been so far in New South Wales and Queensland?
    I couldn’t see his name within the list of 531 submissions and am not sure where to look for his most up to date movements on this topic.

  4. Anonymous says:

    None of the G’s are safe. V

  5. Jane Jennings says: Please share widely – the launch of a new party – that will help we the people against 5g to actually be counted. We can show the govt we mean business. Get on board.

  6. DeQuincey says:

    Classified 1977 Soviet study, declassified by the CIA in 2012, on the biological impact of several frequencies in the 5G range. The impact is system-wide and definitely non-trivial – examined at 15 minutes / day for only 60 days.

  7. C T says:

    Mullumbimby, NSW this Friday June 5th, 2020. 3:30pm outside Byron Shire Council

  8. CT says:

    It’s dangers are both documented and admitted:
    Who does ‘The House of Representatives Standing Committee’ represent and stand for? This is treason and a crime against humanity. We know their names. Will we let them get away with it?

  9. Heather Santi says:

    Signed and hoping this has some impact on stopping the further abuse of the people of our planet.

  10. pcwwp says:

    Once again our so called repesentitives appears to be captive to big money!

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