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Electricity billing errors a massive switch-off for customers | Herald Sun

Gillian Joyce with the $5482 bill. Picture: Mike Keating Herald Sun SHOCKED electricity customers are being overcharged as much as 1400 per cent due to billing blunders. Chirnside Park woman Gillian Joyce demanded an investigation after receiving an AGL account … Continue reading

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Smart meter safety charge laid | Herald Sun

Safety concerns: ABC reporter Hamish Fitzsimmons inspects his fuse box, where the fire began. Picture: Chris Scott Herald Sun AN electrician has been charged after a woman suffered an electric shock from her newly installed smart meter. Energy Safe Victoria … Continue reading

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Bills from hi-tech devices silent on crucial power readings | Herald Sun

Smart meter customers are receiving bills missing the vital information about their power usage. Herald Sun SMART meter customers are being sent electricity bills missing details of meter readings, making it harder to check and dispute high bills. But Victorias … 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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Almost 90,000 refuse Smart Meters!

The media reported last week that “Almost 90,000 of the more than 900,000 customers approached by installers so far have turned them away.” That is a lot of people. Please note this is just the statistics for Victoria, ………..so far. … Continue reading

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Smart meters and dumb MPs | Herald Sun

POLITICIANS just dont get it. People are sick and tired of their dumb decisions. Energy Minister Michael OBrien admits smart meters will cost a massive $2.3 billion, almost triple their original estimate, but says its too late to do anything … Continue reading

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Victorias electricity smart meters here to stay | Herald Sun

A Baillieu government audit has concluded smart meters will help households control their energy use and ease some pain from soaring power bills in the future. THE $2.18 billion roll-out of Victorias electricity smart meters will go ahead because too … Continue reading

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Flawed meters a dumb idea | Herald Sun

GEORGE Lawson says the only thing he has got out of having a smart meter is a bigger bill. Since one of the units was installed at his Canterbury home in February last year, his supply charges have jumped by … Continue reading

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Record complaints made against power companies, Ombudsman reports | Herald Sun

RECORD numbers of complaints are being made against gas and electricity companies as they employ debt collectors to chase thousands of struggling customers over unpaid bills. The shocking extent of bill defaulting is revealed in a new report from Victoria’s … Continue reading

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Smart Meter installed. What now?

If you have had a Smart Meter installed already we urge you to join us and take action via one or all of the options listed below. They are winning the fight in America to have the Smart Meters removed. If … Continue reading

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