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Queensland avoids smart meter mandate

New discussion paper cites Victorian smart meter debacle, says advanced electricity meter roll out must be ‘customer-driven’ A report issued by the Queensland government advocates avoiding a mandated rollout of advanced electricity meters, such as smart meters, citing the much-criticised … Continue reading

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Smart meter rollout begins | Heads up Mitchell Shire!

SMART meters will soon replace analogue electricity meters across the Mitchell Shire as part of new industry standards for 2013. SP AusNet is now installing the new technology throughout the shire including Beveridge, Broadford, Heathcote Junction, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Pyalong, Reedy … Continue reading

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Plan to use popular actors to sell smart meters | Herald Sun

POPULAR actors were to be recruited to try to persuade Victorians that smart meters were a good idea. Secret documents reveal a plan to hire “down-to-earth” celebrities such as John Wood, Ray Meagher, Michael Caton and Denise Drysdale to overcome … Continue reading

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Councillor’s smart meter protest – Frankston Weekly

FRANKSTON councillor Glenn Aitken has joined a growing number of residents rejecting the state government’s compulsory installation of smart meters on their properties. Although he has not locked his electricity meter box, Cr Aitken has put up a sign – … Continue reading

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Moreland Council calls for smart-meter halt – Moreland Leader

MORELAND Council has backed a residents’ fight against smart meters. At last night’s meeting the council voted to write to Energy Minister Michael O’Brien requesting he order power distributor Jemena to stop installing the meters until the government had investigated … Continue reading

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Privacy trampled yet no one cares | Adelaide Now

REX Jory shares an alarming tale of bureaucracy invading the sanctity of the home. THIS is the extraordinary story of bureaucratic arrogance, bungling and incompetence. It is a frightening example of how the twin imperatives of time and money can … Continue reading

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No sign of savings with electricity meters plagued by problems | Herald Sun

TWO out of five electricity smart meters are not fully working despite Victorians paying $100-$220 in meter fees each year. A Herald Sun analysis has exposed problems with the rollout of the devices, raising fears they may end up costing … Continue reading

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Surge in electric hostility – The Age

Property owners are receiving smart meteres whether they want them or not.SMART electricity meters are sometimes being installed without consent and against the wishes of property owners, sparking a surge in consumer complaints and, in extreme cases, attacks on electrical … Continue reading

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