• 17 AUG 17
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    Parliamentary petition on 5G antenna siting

    To all Australians on this list

    Below is a Parliamentary petition, although not mentioning 5G antennas, is all about a ubiquitous rollout of 5G antennas in Australia. Consider signing and pass it on! The more sign the better. As the act currently stands the carriers will be able to install 5G antennas on utility poles wherever they like. Might be right outside your bedroom and you, or your local government,will have absolutely no say in the matter.




    Petition Details

    Petition Number
    Petition Address
    To the Hon. Speaker of the House of Representatives and Members of the House of Representatives
    Petition Of
    Certain citizens of Australia
    Petition Reason
    This petition of certain citizens of Australia draws the attention of the House to the issue of Telecommunications Carriers, having the flexibility (subject to community consultation) under the current Telecommunications’ Act 1997, to install mobile phone base stations in pure residential locations on existing Telegraph or power poles, with no set specified distance of separation from residential homes. State Planning laws classify this as Exempt Development, Local Councils have no approval role here and the visual impact of residents, and the health and well-being interests of local communities are not respected by Carriers and are largely ignored.
    Petition Request
    We therefore ask the House to ensure that Telecommunications Carriers are not able to install mobile phone base stations on existing telegraph or power poles in residential areas, without Local Council approval. This can be achieved by Amending Schedule 3 and the Telecommunications (Low-Impact Facilities) Determination, of the Telecommunications Act (1997) – both of which will close this loophole.


    See my earlier post: Government paving the way for 5G and the IoT



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