Tag Archives: Utilities

Not very smart | Star Dandenong News

CITY of Greater Dandenong is continuing a campaign against smart meters, despite legal advice that they can’t stop them from being installed. At their Monday 25 February meeting, councillors agreed to find out what it would cost to have electromagnetic … Continue reading

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Legal Advice Reminder

Over the past month, with the apparent approval of the Baillieu Government, especially its Minister for Energy and Resources, Hon. Michael O’Brien, power distributors in Victoria seem to have increased their bullying tactics in forcing smart meters against the will of residents who … Continue reading

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Smart box lock-out in Montmorency – Health – Diamond Valley Leader

A MONTMORENCY resident has locked his electricity box in a bid to stop authorities installing a smart meter. Leon Steiner, of Sherbourne Rd, said he had serious issues with the meters, which were being rolled out across Victoria. His major … Continue reading

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Calling for some smart meter clarification | The Courier

It was interesting to read in The Courier December 20, 2012, that the Minister for Energy and Resources, Michael O’Brien has sought to clarify any health concerns about smart meters. I think we do need some clarification. At the “Victorian … Continue reading

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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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Power plays not such a clever move for households

GOVERNMENTS are deep in the thrall of the power lobby. Despite the backlash against smart meters in Victoria – the only state where they have been rolled out – and despite the spectre of even higher electricity bills as a … Continue reading

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Smart meters locked out in Darebin – Health – News – Preston Leader

MEMBERS of Darebin’s Progress Association are encouraging residents to padlock their electricity boxes to stop smart meters being installed. Association spokeswoman Marion Harper said Melbourne barrister Eugene White had given legal advice there was nothing illegal in refusing smart meter … Continue reading

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