Several urgent emails have reached me in the past week, seeking advice on how to refuse the smart meters threatened for installation by the end of August in the Brisbane area.
It’s not an easy thing to do, to lock out an insistent Energex meter installer in the surrounds of your own home or office, in a way that feels un-cooperative to society. But let me remind you that the original brief – as outlined in the Victorian Auditor-General’s report of 2015 – was to replace accumulation meters (analogue meters) with interval meters. Somewhere between the 2004 Essential Services Commission’s decision to mandate the rollout of interval meters and the 2006 program announcement of a rollout of 2-way communication ‘smart’ digital meters, there was persuasion by industry and a plethora of vested interests. As the Auditor-General’s report states, there was no consultation with the public, ill-prepared cost analyses and no explanation of the sudden departure from the original brief of providing manually read interval meters.
Both industry and government were blinded by the $ signs…
No long-term health studies have been done for these digital meters – they have been here for 5 minutes in the total scheme of things. There is enough doubt to warrant an immediate halt to these powerful 2-way radio transmitters being positioned in everyone’s homes and offices. Please forward this article onto anyone you care about, especially vulnerable children, babies, elderly and sick people who may be more susceptible to Electro-Magnetic Frequency Radiation effects and long-term irreversible sensitivity.
For the 11 steps to refuse a smart meter go to http://www.detoxonline.com.au/11-steps-refuse-smart-meters-brisbane-month/ .
For a sample of the Notice letter, go to http://www.detoxonline.com.au/copy-this-smartdigital-meter-refusal-notice-and-send-to-agl/
For a sample of the REFUSAL sticker to accompany your securely locked meter box, go to http://www.detoxonline.com.au/refusal-notices-meter-box/