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MP Paul Fletcher States 5G Unlikely Threat

In the public interest.

Paul Fletcher is a former IT lobbyist, he is an expert in the IT industry who is now the Communications Minister.  He was a Chair of Smart Cities and former Social Services Minister.  Refer   https://www.afr.com/companies/media-and-marketing/new-minister-paul-fletcher-ready-for-robust-nbn-pricing-discussions-20190526-p51rb5

Refer https://www.govtechreview.com.au/content/gov-tech/article/paul-fletcher-named-minister-of-communications-802640760

https://www.itwire.com/business-technology/government-minister-says-5g-%E2%80%98unlikely%E2%80%99-significant-threat-to-nbn-business,-privatisation-not-on-agenda.html

5G ‘unlikely’ significant threat to NBN business, privatisation talk ‘premature’: Minister Featured

 

By Peter Dinham

 
Paul Fletcher Minister for CommunicationsPaul Fletcher Minister for Communications
 

The Australian Government Minister responsible for delivery of the National Broadband Network says the introduction of 5G services in Australia is unlikely to pose a significant threat to the NBN business plan – and has swept aside ’premature’ talk about privatisation of the network.

Commenting on NBN Co’s release of its corporate white paper on Tuesday, the Minister for Communications Paul Fletcher said the NBN business plan assumes about 75% of households will take up the NBN “so there’s already an assumption that some households will not take up the NBN for a range of reasons and that can potentially include 5G”.

And in answer to media questions he said it was “premature” to be talking about the privatisation of NBN – and asked how many more households he was expecting to sign up to the NBN under the new pricing, the Minister said we believe there is about 500,000 budget conscious households within the existing NBN footprint who right now are not taking the NBN because they don’t think it represents value for money for what they want to do”.

“If we can have more retail service providers offering a $60 a month retail priced plan with no monthly data download limit, we think that here’s a prospect of getting some of those 500,000 households to come onto the NBN.

“I’ll leave it to NBN and the retail service providers to make the precise predictions but it stands to reason that if you’ve got more attractive pricing with that unlimited data, no monthly data download limit, if we can have more retailers in the market offering that plan, I think we’ve got a good chance of getting some of those people to come across to the NBN.”

The Minister said that when the previous Labor government established the NBN and legislated the arrangements in relation to it, “they set out in the legislation a series of steps that need to occur before NBN can be privatised.”

And, while acknowledging that 5G is a “very significant development” in mobile telecommunications, the Minister said, however, that it is unlikely to present a significant threat to the NBN business plan.

“It’s important to understand the amount of data that households are consuming is going up very dramatically. In June this year on the NBN, the average user downloaded 255GB a month,” Minister Fletcher said.

“Just nine years ago on fixed line networks that number was 11GB a month. We’ve gone from 11 to 255 a month.

“With that continued growth in data demand, a fixed line network like the NBN is always going to have an advantage in delivering efficient and economic prices at a proposition that is attractive to customers.

“That capacity to download huge amounts of data people are already consuming and they’ll likely increase,” the Minister concluded.

 

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

 

Former FCC Tom Wheeler Advocating for 5G

The previous blog shows evidence from Scientists that there are health effects caused by 5G and increases the chance of cancer with longer term exposure.  Tom Wheeler the FCC Chair at the time was a former industry lobbyist.

Former FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Advocating for 5G Broadband Wireless

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsrlWxwxe4M

5G Adversely Affects Health and Possible Carcinogen

In the public interest.  5G is not safe and requires further testing.

I note statements being made in the media today, that RT (Russian media) is spreading propaganda about 5G.  This is not true, there are others in the global community who concur about the health impacts of 5G.  Experts in Canada indicate there is no evidence the 5G technology is safe.  There is evidence of the health effects and that it is a potential Carcinogen.

So what is the truth about 5G?

The telecom industry have not indicated that these are new technologies that have not been tested.  Refer Tom Wheeler in the next blog.  I will post APaul Fletcher (Communication Minister’s) in Australia’s statement about 5G.

The Wireless Technology Symposium in Toronto, Canada forum on Wireless Technology with a focus on 5G.

https://www.smart-safe.com/blogs/news/doctors-experts-call-for-delaying-deployment-of-5g-due-to-health-risks

Dr. Magda Havas at the Wireless Technology Symposium in Toronto, Canada on May 31, 2019. These are her comments, the video is below article on 5G.

Refer https://magdahavas.com/category/electrosmog-exposure/microwave-radiation-electrosmog-exposure/page/2/

Brief notes from the video (below).

  • Local planning authorities and the public have no say.
  • Advertising about 5G new frequency never tested for long term biological and health affects
  • Used in airport scanners and US military – crowd control.  
  • High intensities cause intense heat and pain
  • Sweat glands act like mini antennae
  • lower frequencies damage to eyes, loss of insect populations (declining), anti-biotic and bacteria, physiological affects on the immune and nervous system
  • microwave levels trillions of times higher then they were 50 years ago
  • radiate 24 hours a day, constant exposure
  • cell phones,tables, wifi, video games, smart meters, smart appliances etc.
  • electromagnetic sensitivity (pollution)
  • Dr Bray’s Environmental Health Clinic as many as 1 million people are sensitive, likely to increase with exposure
  • Major symptoms – insomnia, chronic fatigue, mood disorders, poor short term memory, difficulty concentrating, depression, heart palpatations (interpreted as anxiety).  Symptoms:  skin problems, nose bleeds, elevated blood sugar, extreme cases loss of conscientious, 
  • Microwave frequencies shown in scientific studies contribute to cancer and damage sperm.
  • Scientists and medical doctors across US and UK requesting delayed deployment until testing conducted on long term biological effects of 5G technology.
  • Scientific debate about health effects of microwave over.  Microwave radiation levels exposure adversely affecting human health of that there is no doubt.  
  • Current debate can we afford the health costs that will occur with roll out of 5G
  • Federal government failed to protect us from rising levels of microwaves, downloading financial fallout onto the provinces to pay for health costs.
  • Adopt Precautionary Approach to 5G until we better understand the consequences of this technology.

Dr. Miller (2011 WHO, International Agency for Research on Cancer, classified radio frequency radiation that the blanket name signal (cellphones, wifi, towers) class 2B possible carcinogen  

  • Evidence available state wireless radiation may give you cancer
  • Anthony Miller reviewed evidence
  • National Health Scientist for Canadian Government
  • Medal of Honour for research on cancer
  • (Miller) Associated International Agency for research on cancer recommended the WHO list all radio frequency radiation, radiation that powers cellphones, wifi as possible carcinogen, 2B, list of possible carcinogens includes lead and DDT (2011)
  • Classification based on epidemiology 
  • Human and animal.  Human new analysis – Interphone, updated analysis studies in Sweden.  Sweden first countries to introduce cell phones, demonstrated the longer exposure the greater the risk
  • Learned that we should not allow companies to introduce new chemicals without first being tested for carcinogenicity. Same for radiation.
  • Two studies in last 10 years reported last year 1) national toxicology program in the United States (animal) Ramazzini institute in Italy – prolonged exposure increases the risk to cancer.  Cancer similar to cancer in humans. Radiation increases damage to DNA, then risk of cancer increases substantially.
  • Prevent introduction of 5G

https://youtu.be/pxXgGauTdy0

Doctors, Experts Call for Delaying Deployment of 5G Due to Health Risks

Posted on June 27 2019

Doctors, Experts Call for Delaying Deployment of 5G Due to Health Risks

 

TORONTO, Canada—Although 5G, or fifth generation wireless technology, promises faster download speeds and conveniences that most of us have never dreamed of, we’ll also be blanketed with a new type of radiation called “millimeter waves,” according to health experts who warn of the rising risks associated with the rollout of 5G.

At the Wireless Technology Symposium in Toronto on May 31, experts discussed evidence of adverse health effects from 5G technology and answered questions from the audience.

“It’s not been made clear to the public that 5G won’t just be another number and a letter on your cell phone,” said Frank Clegg, former president of Microsoft Canada. “It requires an entirely new infrastructure of thousands of small cellular antennas to be erected throughout the cities where it’s going to be installed.”

What would 5G infrastructure look like? Small cell antennas could be placed as close as every third utility pole.

Dr. Anthony Miller
Dr. Anthony Miller, professor emeritus of the University of Toronto and advisor to the World Health Organization at the Wireless Technology Symposium in Toronto, Canada on May 31, 2019. (Courtesy of Queen’s Park Gallery)

Scientists from 42 countries are warning their governments about the emerging health problems associated with wireless radiation, and Canadian doctors and scientists have added their concerns.

“The most prevalent symptoms include headache, fatigue, decreased ability to concentrate, tinnitus, irritability and insomnia,” said Dr. Riina Bray, an environmental health consultant. “Impacts on the heart and nervous system are also of concern.”

Bray has been working at the Provincial Environmental Health Clinic for 15 years, and she’s seen the number of people suffering adverse effects from electromagnetic exposure rising.

“We predict that the number of people who develop the symptoms I just mentioned will rise in the places where 5G is first installed,” said Bray.

 
CBCLondonMorning@LondonMorning
 
 

NEXT. 5G wireless technology is on the way. But some doctors are warning of its potential health risks. They want the province to act. We’ll talk to one of those doctors, coming up next. Riina Bray is our guest at 6:48. #ldnont More here: https://www.cbc.ca/1.5113309 

 

Professor and researcher Dr. Magda Havas is internationally recognized for her studies on the biological effects of electromagnetic pollution. She said that at high intensities these waves cause intense heat and pain because sweat glands on the surface of our skin act like mini antennas.

“At lower intensities, scientists are predicting damage to eyes, loss of insect populations which are already declining, antibiotic resistance in bacteria, and physiological effects on the nervous system and the immune system,” said Havas.

Dr. Magda Havas on 5G
Dr. Magda Havas at the Wireless Technology Symposium in Toronto, Canada on May 31, 2019. (Courtesy of Queen’s Park Gallery)

Radiation from radio frequencies is classed in the same category of carcinogens as lead.

Dr. Anthony Miller, an advisor to the World Health Organization said there’s now enough evidence that if they were to re-evaluate radiofrequency (RF) radiation, it would be labeled as carcinogenic to humans.

“Governments could not possibly ignore that,” said Miller.

Some say the scientific debate about the health effects of RF radiation is over. But the question remains: Can we afford to take this risk?

Medical doctors are requesting delayed 5G deployment until testing can be conducted on the long-term biological effects of the technology.

 

source: https://www.ntd.com/doctors-call-for-delaying-deployment-of-5g-due-to-health-risks_339335.html?fbclid=IwAR05kjHjaIZOFPBHZarvqiDCQz1pJJl-X4HE5e5wd4l4mipT9THpuBdk1kM

 

Is the Conflict in Hong Kong Citizen Initiated Action or a CIA Cyber Trade War?

How do we stop trade wars influencing government policy in respect of the government/business nexus and unquestioned belief that economic growth is power and stability?  How do we prevent citizens from being caught in the cross fire in yet another war based not on defence but business interests?  This issue becomes more complex when we look at acquisitions, cross ownership, controlling shares in businesses that keep changing with powerful global players. The world becomes a chess board, less about nation states and more about retaining or expanding control and influence. This is the nature of economics.  

So how do we bring in accountability and ensure real democratic processes of checks and balances?   A central intelligence question!

It is alleged by a few articles that the CIA was involved in fanning the flames for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong and China.  I have included from the Sydney Morning Herald article a few links refering to Donald Trump and the trade war, which in my view, is the real war behind this uprising.  

From a peace perspective what I see is two countries and one system of totalitarianism enshrined in government and totalitarianism enshrined in corporations influencing government.  I speak about the law of attraction as a universal law where like attracts like, what you think about you bring about through focus as we influence events by our attention and intention.  It is evident in the dispute between China and the US that like attracts like. in this case a domination agenda appears to be the purpose of this clash, a fight for supremacy and it is a mirror.  The 5G issue is considered critical from the perspective of controlling the IT global grid (matrix), data gathering, automation and artificial intelligence in cyber wars as the perceived theatre of war. The Chinese government according to the US military are ahead of the US in 5G and there is concern that the leader position technologically means the domination of networks, apparently there is no second place in this war game. So this is a power struggle.  

What concerns me always is the people are used in these conflicts as pawns in counter terrorism strategies to destabilise the perceived ‘enemy’ rather than working on transitioning our world to cooperation and peace. In an enlightened world we would be looking at changing the rules (laws) to ensure truly free trade that benefits people, changing the United Nations (free of corruption), a world free of corruption, stopping foreign government interference in sovereign domestic policy and curtailing corporate control (acquisitions, assets) preventing corporate  concentration of wealth as this influences governments.  This is another line of control.

There is much work to be done if real peace is the final goal out of this emerging global conflict which is inflamed by vested interests whom do not have a genuine desire for democracy on any side.  Often playing both sides against each other. For other interests over and above government are interested in the collapse of both. This is how a separation consciousness can be controlled and greed is the tool that moves people to take sides rather than a neutral third party.  

It is the people who want democracy believing it is freedom but what we are seeing in the West is the loss of freedom of speech, weakening or criminalising whistleblowers, data gathering breaching privacy, profiling and tracking citizens, the weakening and corporatisation of the social welfare system and the privatisation of public assets (without distributing yields) which weakens the voice of the people as they are not able to hold government to account in the public interest.  So behind the facade of so-called democracy is another control paradigm that works along the lines using silence weapons for quiet wars. I cannot verify the legitimacy of this paper below but it raised my awareness to an end game possible scenario that both the US and China may wish to contemplate in respect of the implications of 5G. If accurate, it is a zero sum game where no-one wins.  Why zero sum? The real goal of life is freedom to be who you are, no-one can experience this is a Brave New World scenario. All become imprisoned as paranoia rules. Is this what is truly wanted on both sides? What is the fear driving the cyber wars? How to resolve the conflicts for the higher good of citizens?  

This is posted in the public interest for public discussion
http://www.stopthecrime.net/docs/SILENT%20WEAPONS%20for%20QUIET%20WARS.pdf..

So rhetoric about a genuine belief in sovereignty and democracy is held up to the light of further questions. I have concerns about media spin and third party countries involving themselves in global disputes because they are compromised by powerful countries rather than operating as sovereign.  There is the more proactive option of offering to mediate disputes to ensure bullying is not the modus operandi of power as this becomes a fight to the bottom.  

Be mindful that all this conflict is happening as the ice caps melt. Always my mind turns to where all resources would be going if we had peace and social harmony as the real balancing point (justice) in the world where scales are rebalanced, Efforts and resources would be directed towards restoring the natural balance e.g. planting forests (CO2 extraction), living sustainably (decentralised eco villages and smaller communities not mega cities), ecological marketing (not infinite growth marketing) as this encourages expenditure on needs and wants in harmony with nature. The focus would be on directing consumption towards ecological balance not IT markets to sell more products as the last boom as they are addicted to wealth and power not transformation.  This is the bottom line that no-one wants to examine as public attention is on trade wars with the same rhetoric that no longer works.  

The ecological collapse and human imbalance are the real wars going on in the background.  It is the war against ourselves where no-one wins as we are in denial about who we are, what we truly want and the empowerment of citizens to live to their full potential.  It is not about endless trade wars it is about infinite possibility when we recognise real freedom is to know thyself and be true.  Instead we continue on economic treadmills of consumption (growth), then look at population issues rather than ecological footprint per person.  We consume too much and this false abundance is what fuels population. This combined with the lack of education of women and the inequality there.  

We have not learned that until we come into homeostasis with the planet (balance) the wars that play out in the media, in the cyber reality (fake) and on the ground are distractions from real transformative change. The real disruption would be to business-as-usual and financial concentration as we move to disperse more fairly incomes that send demand and supply signals empowering a renewable system that preserves not only the planet but restores balance between all cultures so that we can learn to live together as one.  The key to whether this is happening will be around wellbeing and happiness. These are the signals of alignment. Pleasure and staving off the feeling of ‘not enough’ are the signals of unconsciousness, identifying with material wealth and poverty.  Inequality is the imbalance, powerlessness is the felt imbalance and to know thyself and be true becomes the empowerment that transforms our world. It is nonviolent, principled and peaceful in the true sense. We have barely begun to understand yet an awakening is occurring globally.

What could be considered the ‘good’ coming out of this US/China trade war and the disruption of Hong Kong is a global movement for real democracy (freedom) whereby those observing around the world can see that they have real power when they come together peacefully rejecting totalitarianism (visible and silent). They are learning to take back their power to recognise they are not weak and for the sake of the future of their children. Then communities can start to focus on turning this Titanic (sinking ship) around from the biggest fastest ship to a lifeboat that floats the whole of humanity and sail into a renewable future that will look very different to the one we are living through. That is my vision.

This statement below is an example of the voice of real democracy,.It is about true freedom of speech that does not seek to criminalise, demonise, bully but truly allows those we disagree with express their viewpoint. Interestingly the quote is from a woman not Voltaire as thought. I see the woman who holds the scales as lady justice. The clashing up of opinions is what expands civilisation…

 

I Disapprove of What You Say, But I Will Defend to the Death Your Right to Say It

Voltaire? François-Marie Arouet? S. G. Tallentyre? Evelyn Beatrice Hall? Ignazio Silone? Douglas Young? Norbert Guterman?

Dear Quote Investigator: Would you please explore a famous saying that apparently has been misattributed to Voltaire:  I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

The words above reportedly originated with an English author named Evelyn Beatrice Hall in 1906. There is a different version in French, but I do not think it is authentic:  Monsieur l’abbé, je déteste ce que vous écrivez, mais je donnerai ma vie pour que vous puissiez continuer à écrire.

Here is one rendering in English:
Monsieur l’abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write.

What do you think?

Quote Investigator: Voltaire was the pen name of François-Marie Arouet who died in 1778. The earliest evidence of the saying appeared many years afterwards in the 1906 book “The Friends of Voltaire” by S. G. Tallentyre which was the pseudonym of historian Evelyn Beatrice Hall.  Her book described an incident involving the French philosopher Claude-Adrien Helvétius who in 1758 published a controversial work titled “De l’esprit” (“On the Mind”). The book was condemned in the Parlement of Paris and by the Collège de Sorbonne. Voltaire was unimpressed with the text, but he considered the attacks unjustified. After Voltaire learned that the book by Helvétius had been publicly incinerated he reacted as follows according to Hall: 1

Another quote that I find interesting is:  “the love you withhold is the pain you carry”.

This article below is from the Sydney Morning Herald and reports the CIA involvement.  I have added an additional link for public comment regarding alleged CIA involvement in the Tianamen Square conflict. 

One further message to the CIA/FBI/5 Eyes surveillance network/Chinese Communist Party/business interests: 

Those who express counter views are not the enemy they are teachers, This is part of the rebalancing of nature as we live in a system of duality. The central intelligence question is:

Are you learning from critical opinions or suppressing/harming those you disagree with? 

When you discover the wise agreement you will win/win. It is my desire you win/win.

https://worldaffairs.blog/2019/06/02/tiananmen-square-massacre-facts-fiction-and-propaganda/

What needs to be discussed in the public interest is:

  1. are there agent provocateurs in the background stirring the flames of protest to serve other interests?
  2. Are activists/opposition funded and trained to disrupt governments?
  3. What is real democracy?  Should it be encouraged through dialogue, the vote and peaceful community gatherings?
  4. Do we in the West live in real democracies?
  5. What is the real underlying conflict map of the conflicts?  How can we resolve these conflicts peacefully to ensure civilians are not placed in harms way?
  6. To what extent does business/powerful interests influence violent and subversive conflict in our world undermining the will of the people?
  7. How do we help governments to deeply integrate that serving the public serves them?
  8. How do we move away from control towards the hard work of resolving conflict? 

https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/chinese-state-media-blames-cia-for-violent-hong-kong-protests-20190726-p52b1x.html

Chinese state media blames CIA for violent Hong Kong protests

Beijing: China’s official newspaper The China Daily has accused the CIA of being behind “extreme acts” by Hong Kong protesters in an editorial warning Beijing has the capability to bring Hong Kong under control.

The editorial on Friday came as the Chinese propaganda machine stepped up the rhetoric against protesters this week, after the Chinese national emblem was defaced at Beijing’s office in Hong Kong during protests dispelled with tear gas and rubber bullets on Sunday.

Amid the wave of patriotism, the Chinese consulate in Brisbane issued a statement praising students who responded to “anti-China and secessionist protests” at the University of Queensland on Thursday, the nationalist Global Times newspaper reported.

Student protesters clashed at UQ on Thursday.

Student protesters clashed at UQ on Thursday.Credit:Twitter

The consulate said it supported the “spontaneous patriotic behaviour of Chinese students” and “firmly opposes any words and deeds intended to split China”.

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On Friday, China Daily wrote about the situation in Hong Kong: “It does not take Sherlock Holmes to conclude that the CIA has been – to whatever degree removed – behind the more extreme acts [of protesters].”

It said that the mainland has “so far remained restrained despite all the provocations, does not mean that it has no capability to bring the situation in Hong Kong under control.”

Demonstrators carry  banners during a protest organised by the elderly in the central district of Hong Kong on July 17.

Demonstrators carry banners during a protest organised by the elderly in the central district of Hong Kong on July 17.Credit:Bloomberg

On Friday a protest was held at Hong Kong’s international airport.

Global Times ran a front page story predicting “large scale violence” in Yuen Long in the New Territories on Saturday, with one headline warning “PLA involvement debated to end turmoil in HKSAR”.

 

Police refused to authorise a planned protest in Yuen Long against Triad gangs on Saturday, that is expected to go ahead regardless. There has been a wide backlash in Hong Kong to the violent attacks by white-shirted men in Yuen Long that left 40 people with injuries on Sunday night.

Masked men attack people at Yuen Long metro station.

Masked men attack people at Yuen Long metro station.Credit:Stand News/AP

“Debate is growing over whether the central government should deploy the People’s Liberation Army to end the chaos as soon as possible,” the Global Times story said.

But the veiled threats in Chinese media that the PLA could be deployed contradict statements from the Hong Kong government, which on Wednesday dispelled rumours the PLA would be used to guard the Legislative Council and other key buildings as “totally unfounded”.

 

In Hong Kong, New Territories North Acting Regional Commander Tsang Ching-fo said police will be deployed to Yuen Long to prevent violence on Saturday, and conceded police handling of attacks on July 21 didn’t meet public expectation.

Umbrella movement founder Joshua Wong said the Global Times was encouraging mainland Chinese people to travel to Yuen Long ahead of the planned protest, after it published an article that suggested Yuen Long egg rolls were the best souvenir for mainland tourists going to Hong Kong.

Global Times editor-in-chief, Hu Xijin, argued the PLA garrison shouldn’t be used as “Hong Kong’s police back-up” and the Chinese mainland needed to be patient.

People’s Daily had earlier in the week delivered a stern condemnation on its front page of Sunday’s graffiti attack on the national emblem as “openly challenging the authority of the central government and touching the bottom line of the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ principle.”

 

On Friday a Hong Kong appeal judge overturned the convictions of two police who had been sentenced to jail for assaulting a protester during the 2014 Umbrella movement protests. But five police officers were returned to jail for the attack, with sentences reduced.

Residents continue to rally against 5G technology

In the public interest.

http://crazzfiles.com/more-5g-tower-victories-across-australia/

More 5G tower victories across Australia

 
 

Residents continue to rally against 5G technology. Photo: APIS

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Telecommunications giants have been met with further roadblocks in the race towards 5G in Australia, with more regions successfully campaigning to reject future tower proposals.

The Lathlain and Currumbin Valley regions have recently won bids to appeal both tower and mobile base station installations, following on from similar victories in the Sutherland Shire region.

LATHLAIN, WA

A proposed 5G tower in Lathlain, Western Australia has been denied approval after residents voiced their concerns about radiation exposure and visual impact on the surroundings.

The 15-metre Telstra telecommunications tower at 156 Orrong Rd was planned to initially enhance Telstra’s 4G wireless network and to serve as a platform for future 5G services.

Residents surrounding the proposed location were against the potential radiation exposure from 5G technology near their living space at a Town of Victoria Park council meeting last month.

In the meeting, Lathlain GP Chris Chang compared the dangers of 5G installations with smoking, which was not considered dangerous 40 years ago:

“Even though they say it’s safe now, doesn’t mean it’s safe in the future”.

Cr Ronhhda Potter said she didn’t want the residents to end up with something on their doorstep what she wouldn’t want on hers.

“This area within itself is an area that needs some beautifying and I don’t think it needs the addition of an unsightly structure”.

Mayor Trevor Vaughan said he supported the application and reminded the public gallery the applicant could appeal to the State Administrative Tribunal for refusal.

A 2008 application for a 15-metre pole in the same location was refused by the council in 2009.

CURRUMBIN VALLEY, QLD

Across the country, concerned citizens are also fighting back against Telstra’s installation plans.

Last week, a team of Currumbin and Tallebudgera Valley residents also found positive results in the region, after residents won a long-fought battle over a proposal to install a major telecommunications base station at 466 Tallebudgera Connection Rd.

The tower, originally announced by Telstra to be over 36 metres high with 42 antennae, is surrounded by state and locally significant vegetation.

The tower was set to be fixed 150-200 metres from a number of homes, and it would hang over the ridgeline and in a prime koala habitat.

Through passionate lobbying, residents presented 1024 petition signatures and 539 written objections, to encourage the City of Gold Coast Council Planning Committee to listen to their story.

In response, the proposals have since been abandoned, after first successfully refusing the proposed development against the planning department’s recommendation to approval the facility:

Residents celebrate after a long-fought victory.
Photo: No 4G, 4GX or future 5G Tower for Currumbin Valley | Facebook

Residents believed that if the 4GX tower was approved, then Telstra would not need any council approval to upgrade it to 5G capabilities, as we have seen in other locations across the country.

BUILDING MOMENTUM

The new victories continue a wave of anti-5G actions that have swept across the country this year.

Protesters in Northern Rivers NSW this year. Photo: Echo.net.au

We recently reported that Sutherland Shire Council has also recently approved an appeal against Telstra mounting ‘small cell’ installations on community infrastructure.

A meeting organised by Lilli Pilli residents on Sunday was attended by about 120 people, including a number from other parts of Sydney, where there is also widespread community concern.

Barrister Ray Broomhall and Lyn Mclean, the head of EMR Australia, spoke about residents’ legal rights and health effects from this infrastructure.

Furthermore, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) recently issued Telstra a formal warning for failing to adhere to rules on deploying mobile phone base stations.

Australians have been fighting back against 5G technology with community action groups that connect like-minded individuals, inform the local area and take action with surrounding councils.

Recently in Melbourne, protesters walked from Flagstaff Gardens to Bourke Street Mall, stopping outside Telstra’s head office in Exhibition Street.

This follows on similar protests in Gosford (Central Coast), Northern Beaches, Perth CBD, Lismore and other locations.

Are we seeing Telstra’s dam walls starting to crack in the race to rollout 5G technology by 2020?

Source: https://tottnews.com/2019/08/07/more-5g-victories-across-australia/