Tag Archives: Ted Baillieu

Smart meters too costly – 6PR Radio Interiew Perth

Economic experts are calling the federal government’s push for smart metering the wrong move for consumers. Paul Murray spoke to Danny Price from Frontier Economics Australia who says the required investment for smart meters in Australia may not justify the … Continue reading

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COAG meeting does not support mandatory roll-out of smart meters

Federal and state leaders have agreed on a plan aimed at curbing power price rises, which Prime Minister Julia Gillard says will save households about $250 a year once it is fully implemented. The agreement, reached during today’s Council of … Continue reading

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Call to ‘roll back’ roll out – Local News – Latrobe Valley Express

A CAMPAIGN to stop the local Smart Meter roll-out, amid claims of safety concerns, is gaining traction in Churchill. Electricity distributor SP AusNet has advised it is currently rolling out smart meters in the Latrobe Valley in an effort to … Continue reading

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We have a democracy worth fighting for

Since going public with my story of how the roll-out of smartmeters in my area has affected my health and my life, I have been contacted by and have heard and read of a number of people who state that … Continue reading

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Time for Premier Baillieu to order distribution companies to halt smart meter rollout

Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu must order electricity distribution companies to call an immediate halt to the smart meter rollout following recent explosions ETU Victorian State Secretary Dean Mighell said today. “A series of recent explosions involving the distribution company Jemena … 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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Premier defends ‘safe’ smart meters – ABC News

By Alison Savage. PHOTO: A fire that damaged a Northcote home on the weekend is being blamed on the smart meter. (ABC: News) Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu has again defended the roll-out of smart meters, amid concerns they are causing … Continue reading

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Smart meters here to stay | 3AW

Dean Mighell, head of Victoria’s peak electricity union says he still won’t be having a smart meter installed despite today’s announcement. Mighell is one of many outraged this morning to learn Premier Ted Baillieu will not stop the highly controversial roll … 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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