SMART METERS - NOT A SMART IDEA
You may not have seen today, Labor and the Liberal parties are supporting a call to install smart meters in every house and businesses across Australia.
It's a move that would raise the cost of power during peak periods in a bid to lower demand, as data shows Victoria and South Australia are unable to produce enough energy on hot days with little or no wind.
It would also give Governments the ability to flick the switch on your electricity in peak periods.
I don't know about you, but I don't want anyone having the ability to regulate the use of power in my home, let alone jack the price up simply because it's a hot day and there's greater demand on what should be readily available access to electricity.
It's pretty clear that the state and federal governments have failed to ensure adequate power supply to a growing nation.