Tag Archives: Victorian Government

Victoria delays implementation of national arrangements for metering competition

The Victorian government has decided that it will not transition to the new national smart meter rule until 2021.  The new rule, which is intended to facilitate a market-led deployment of ‘advanced’ meters and metering competition, commences on 1 December … Continue reading

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Power distributors advocate optional smart meters in Victoria – But will the Victorian Labor Government listen?

Last year the Victorian Government, through the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), issued an Options Paper asking for feedback on proposed changes to the way electricity metering is installed and managed in Victoria. The purpose of the … Continue reading

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Does the Victorian Radiation Advisory Committee have a conflict of interest issue… and does the government really care?

Dr Don Maisch has previously written about this issue on his blog (http://www.emfacts.com) in November 2012 but nothing has changed since that time. The Victorian Radiation Advisory Committee has made no attempt to address what is clearly a conflict of … Continue reading

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Technical study reveals magnitude of Victorian smart meter transmissions

The purpose of the latest technical study commissioned by the Victorian government, ‘Quantifying Smart Meter RF EME Levels in Victorian Homes‘, was to confirm that the radiofrequency electromagnetic energy (RF EME) from smart meters continues to meet ARPANSA’s standard for … Continue reading

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Smart meters spiral | Herald Sun

Electricity smart meter fees have sucked up to $1000 from [Victorian] households….Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio did not directly answer why Victoria was the only state to order a digital meter rollout to homes and small businesses. Full article from Herald … Continue reading

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Smart meter concerns – La Trobe Valley Express

Dozens gathered outside of Energy and Resources Minister Russell Northe’s Morwell office on Friday protesting to stop the roll-out of smart meters before a health audit is completed. Stop Smart Meters Australia rally spokesperson Trevor Bridges said Mr Northe had … Continue reading

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Why is there no provision in Victoria’s smart meter roll-out for people who are sensitive to radiofrequency microwaves?

For the past two years, Stop Smart Meters Australia (SSMA) has received countless emails from people suffering from the effects of the constant pulses of radiation emitted by smart meters. The standard response these sufferers receive from “authorities”, if any, … Continue reading

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Stop Smart Meters Australia’s submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee

Stop Smart Meters Australia’s (SSMA) submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, addressing the findings of the Victorian Auditor-General’s 2009 report Towards a ‘Smart Grid’ – the roll-out of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure, is now available on … Continue reading

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The Victorian Government continues to disregard the rights and will of tens of thousands Victorians.

Stop Smart Meters Australia has learnt that an amendment has been created to the Victorian Government Gazette Order in Council, Advanced Metering Infrastructure, extending the smart meter mandate beyond 2013.  This new clause, 14AA Continuation of remotely read interval meter … Continue reading

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Victorian smart meter mandate concludes

With the commencement of the New Year, the Victorian Government’s mandate for power distributors to forcibly and ruthlessly install smart meters has concluded. Correspondence from the Office of the Minister for Energy and Resources, Minister Kotsiras, has acknowledged that two electrical … Continue reading

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