Opposition to smart meters

A friend from Murwillumbah told me that ‘smart’ electricity meters are currently being rolled out there. This follows a letter from Origin Energy to customers in our area stating there will be ‘no more doorknocking’. It appears to pave the way for installers to enter a person’s property without informed consent.

There is massive opposition in Victoria where nearly 100,000 households are refusing these devices.

A smart meter on your home will emit health-affecting microwaves, snoop into your appliance usage, and quite possibly result in higher bills. While posing as green and energy efficient, they are part of a global agenda to dominate, profile and milk consumers.

Wake up Byron Shire! Go online today and search ‘refuse smart meters’.

Helen Burns, Byron Bay

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9 responses to “Opposition to smart meters”

  1. Geoff Bensley says:

    For people not worried about the RF issues that totally surrounds us all today then a smart meter may cut your electricity bills with a few simple adjustments to when you use electricity.I have saved many of my clients money by changing from a flat rate to Time of Use rate.One client saved about $20K per year with most households saving about $360 per year.For people worried about RF I would suggest not using their fruit juice machine,mobile phone,ceiling fans,television and LED downlights as they all emit RF.Your PC emits a huge amount of RF also.Your TV receives a signal from one of the most RF hungry sources ie Mt Nardi that runs 24/7. To escape or lower your RF ingestion you would need to live in a lead lined Faraday Cage house.

    • Eric says:

      Rubbish !!!

    • Jason Wreight says:

      yada yada yada…
      Apart from stating little more than the Party Line, this bit of propaganda avoids what is, to me, a far more seminal issue:- The Right of Individual Choice, and the non-legitimacy of fascist-style intrusionand imposition by governments whose only claim to authority is that they were compulsorily elected. It’s the same basis upon which rapists and robbers operate….but with a bigger audience.

      Other than the health issues the matter of Orwellian social-engineering and spying is a major issue. Apart from The Grid talking to ( and conspiring with) one’s appliances, it needs also to be remembered that one’s entire electrical circuitry can be used as an antenna which is able to pick up every sound in your house, including the lies you tell your spouse. The capacity to transmit all that back to some anonymous, but government-accessible, data-bank for permanent storage is as horrifying an intrusion as one can imagine.

      I’ve been reviewing my options, and wondering how the North Koreans would react to boat-people refugees from Big Brother in OZ turning up on their beaches and seeking protection from the cancerous fascism growing here.

  2. First says:

    Just because there are already numerous sources of radiation doesn’t mean we should surrender to another. That’s like saying you’ve already been stung by 100 bees, sure what does it matter if you get stung by 100 more. Anyhow, smart meters aren’t emitting the same type of RF/EMF as everything else around you plus combine that with the fact that most smart meters will be partaking in a mesh network transmitting on a microwave frequency 24/7/365 it’s a whole different ball game.

  3. Geoff Bensley says:

    If you use a “baby monitor” system in your house then your baby is being bombarded 24/7 with RF at 1000 times more than a smart meter .A smart meter transmits on average about 6 minutes total per day,a baby monitor is transmitting 24/7. A smart meter transmits on the 900Mhz, 2.4Ghz or 2.1Ghz frequency .The 900Mhz was just above the old analogue TV and mobile phone frequency.The 2.4Ghz is what most of our 24/7 wireless modems and cordless telephones transmit at.
    Ensure that your meter box is mounted away from your bed if it worries you that much and turn off your wireless modem when you are at home.

    • Anton says:

      It is a bit misleading to say smart meters transmit for only 6 minutes per day , in reality they send out an intense pulse every few milliseconds which may amount to 6 minutes over a whole day. Therefore you are exposed to pulsed microwave radiation , this according to independent British microwave scientist , Barrie Trower is what is used in microwave stealth warfare and depending on the pulses any number of disorders can be induced . It is therefore not surprising to find in Victoria where they are presently being installed against great opposition, many people are finding they are coming down with unusual ailments which all started the day the smart meter was installed . These meters also quite often catch fire.
      They will soon be installed here and will be done so without any informed consent or warning , they monitor every aspect of your usage , transmit that info via these pulsed microwaves , through your house and through you . I strongly urge people to quickly inform themselves about what is about to be perpetrated here and what measures they need to take to retain their present safe analogue meter . This information can be found at

  4. Peter Nielsen says:

    I believe Geoff is one of our great local sparky’s. But that does not make him an expert on microwaves. Apart from mobile phones, the appliances he mentioned either do NOT emit RF, or are at trivial levels compared to smart meters. Nice that he is savng his clients money though. Let’s hope they won’t be spending it on health disorders of the type increasingly reported in the world medical literature.

    It is time to call upon industry to REDUCE our exposure to this known toxin-carcinogen instead of constantly rolling out more and more of it, most with relatively little human testing. Unless we do, consumers will receive a belated wake-up call when the truth emerges from behind the corporate smokescreen.

    If you doubt it, go to and request the free DVD. Or buy an RF meter and check the relative signal levels of various devices for yourself. Find out why some governments and health agencies are imposing bans and limitations on Wi-Fi and mobile phone use, while Australia persists with comparatively lax “safety” regulations.

    It is also worth noting that many electricity bills cannot be reduced with the tighter pricing regime imposed by smart metering, and may rise dramatically due to the occupant’s preferred or necessitated lifestyle. Go online and check out the litany of complaints and stuff-ups.

    Ask yourself what kind of people promote this technology and why. Make an informed choice about what risks you and your family are willing to take.

  5. Victorian refusnik says:

    Hey Geoff, unless I am wrong, you sound like a spruiker for the energy companies. To those being forced to have smart ( dumb) meters, there’s plenty of information on the net about the dramatic health consequences and mis-information about the cost savings. Basically it’s all B/S. Check the sites in Victoria for more information about the hell refusniks like me and others have endured. You can be conned into having them, or you can show you are not gullible and look after your health, privacy and wallet. They are not safe, causing house-fires as well.

  6. Eric says:

    A smart meter transmits 24/7 Geoff with split second pulses every few seconds to several times a minute and power can be way more powerful than any other wireless device depending on distance from the meter.

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