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- Colin Lacivita on Man arrested after police chase The Police should have gotten a couple of truckies to setup a road block and then abandon their trucks. This would really ... more
- PatQuickCrazy on Man arrested after police chase We could do what the Greens like to do for anything and everything like this...how about we just ban cars? more
- Aria Judilla on Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues @GIW - Rather than just bag Mylene personally maybe you could actually point out which part of her post you think was ... more
- david lucas on Man arrested after police chase Dont the police have road spikes? This has gone too long putting many people in small town and on the road at risk more
- MskK on Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues You surely have to ask what all these attacks have as a common denominator.... That would be Islam! more
- PJ on Gone with the wind: Keppel Prince ... Its time we faced facts. Australians subsidise Renewable Energy to the tune of $21 Billion now just so its electricity can ... more
- GIW on Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues mylene, your comments are just so unbelievable. Get your Labor/Socialist brain into a right mind and say something sensible, ... more
- David on Gone with the wind: Keppel Prince ... Why do they blame the government? Seems to me that they're just using it as an excuse to reduce staff to make more money more
- PJ on Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues Morning Neil, I listen with shock at the interview with that Professor.1. tax payer funded job programmes 2. more free ... more
- Peggy on Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues I say, let the Jihadists go and hopefully they won't come back for whatever reson but change laws so that they can't come ... more
- Peggy on Why Rosie Batty erupted Someone failed this little boy that's for sure and this is what this is all about.Everyone must answer all questions ... more
- Linda on Why Rosie Batty erupted @ Heather, the police are not stupid. My husband has dealt with hundreds of court orders over his career. The problem is ... more
- GIW on Why Rosie Batty erupted I agree with you @Damo and like you was not game enough to say anything. I was asking that same question from the beginning. more
- mylene on Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues More people are going to get killed in Australia in domestic incidents and disputes with neighbours than terrorism. You ... more
- Ben on Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues This is one reason why security should be tight at government premises and that includes a ban on wearing the burka in ... more
- Pradman on Parliament in lockdown as hunt continues Meanwhile all burqa wearers are welcome in Canberra. more
- Heather on Why Rosie Batty erupted I feel for Rosie Batty ' s loss of her son Luke. It seems the Andersons actions are attributed to MI when it should be ... more
- Factsseeker on Why Rosie Batty erupted What is the matter with our conservative media. There was a child killed here ! The coronial inquiry is being held to try ... more
- Damo on Why Rosie Batty erupted I know i will cop it for saying this but my understanding of this is: Rosie got a intervention order against her husband. ... more
- IBARKER on Why Rosie Batty erupted This one reason why she should not enter Politics. more
Man charged over smart meter shock
An electrician has been charged over the installation of a smart meter which caused a woman to receive an electric shock.
The woman from Highett sufferred the shock when she tried to water her garden in March last year.
Energy Safe Victoria Director, Paul Fearon, says the man faces up to $30,000 in fines for the faulty work.
The matter is listed for mention in the Melbourne Magistrates Court in March.
PLAY: Paul Fearon speaks to Neil Mitchell about the case
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col, ted said he'd look into stopping smart meters. With $1 billion already wasted, I'm not sure it was viable really. Just face it, this was another Labor disaster. End of story.jason Wednesday 22 February, 2012 - 2:11 PM
smart meters should be stopped, it is plain to see they are a fire hazard, does someone have to die before Mr Baillieu relizes this, there is nothing wrong with the meters we have now.mark Wednesday 22 February, 2012 - 10:43 AM
I work at Jemena and have if 6 smart meter catching on fire and one of them given out toxic fume nothing has been done about it's all been swept under the carpetJemena Wednesday 22 February, 2012 - 9:15 AM
The smart meters they are pushing onto people, after a single death or even incident, should of been stopped and put under full review.Unknown Wednesday 1 February, 2012 - 8:15 PM
Why wasn't Derryn screaming about this guy not being named??Mylene Tuesday 31 January, 2012 - 8:11 PM
A house fire at Northcote last weekend as a result of a smart meter installation, as covered by the ABC, have you noted how many fires of late causes unknown, I see a cover up, why cant we insist installation is done by an A Grade Electrician. this is suppose to be a Democracy it is a disgrace.vickie forster Tuesday 31 January, 2012 - 7:28 PM