Fires linked to smart meters?

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  • Your Labor mentality never ceases to amaze me Mylene.
    Who came up with the ridiculous smart meter policy in the first place? Oh wait...

    Commenter
    Grumpy Old Man
    Date and time
    November 07, 2011, 9:05AM
    • When Ted gets in he'll axe every last smart meter. Oh wait .....

      Commenter
      Mylene
      Date and time
      November 07, 2011, 9:42AM
      • Surely the MFB investigate fires, no matter what kind of meter is installed? It would be interesting to hear the full story about the risk to households from switchboard fires, not just the bit where smart meters are mentioned.

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        FR
        Date and time
        November 07, 2011, 10:37AM
        • Smart meters was a $1.6 billion dollar disaster from Brumby and already $500 million over budget. Add this to the Myki debacle of $1.4 billion dollars and the white elepant desal plant where union tradies are getting rich.
          If the state didn't have to foot this bill, we could all have significant payrises. Thanks Brumby!!! Although Mylene is still a fan.

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          jason
          Date and time
          November 07, 2011, 10:39AM
          • Oh good, our very own state version of pink bats. Brumby is gone but not forgotten.

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            Ace
            Date and time
            November 07, 2011, 10:51AM
            • When Ted gets in he'll axe every last smart meter. Oh wait .....

              Mylene Monday 7 November, 2011 - 9:42 AM
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              Keep your sarcasm in check. Ted never said he was going to scrap them because there is a contract in place and nobody can break it now.
              This is the fault of your mates, Brumby & Co.
              I wonder what it took to "convince" them to force this on us.

              Commenter
              Peggy
              Date and time
              November 07, 2011, 11:05AM
              • SMART METERS...WHO NAMED THEM...WAS NOT VERY SMART...THEY ARE A JOKE...LIKE MYKE...GET RID OF THEM BEFORE THEY CLAIM A LIFE...WHICH THEY HAVE COME CLOSE TO DOING.

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                KEN
                Date and time
                November 07, 2011, 11:13AM
                • No cause for alarm? Pardon my mirth, but we are being taken for fools by these unwanted unwarranted supposed smart meters. Someone will die in fire one day - who will accept the blame then? Brumby? Ted? Not on your life!

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                  Pam B
                  Date and time
                  November 07, 2011, 11:42AM
                  • no cause for public alarm? That's always the line they use when they know something they don't want to public to know. Didn't Garrett use that with the insulation debacle? Which begs the question what is it about smart meters and fires that the public should not apparently be alarmed about.

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                    Where there's smoke there's fire.
                    Date and time
                    November 07, 2011, 2:42PM
                    • Stop press. The whole thing turned out to be a beat up. Houses with smart meters are actually less likely to burn down. Makes you glad you didn't jump to conclusions doesn't it??

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                      Mylene
                      Date and time
                      November 07, 2011, 8:19PM

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