Victoria City Council unanimously passed a motion containing the following text:

The City of Victoria shall apply the precautionary principle: where threats of serious or irreversible damage to human health or the environment exist, the City of Victoria shall take cost-effective measures to prevent the degradation of the environment and protect the health of its citizens. Lack of full scientific certainty shall not be viewed as sufficient reason for the City of Victoria to postpone such measures

As someone who has faith in the scientific process, I find that final sentence incredibly worrying. As it is worded, this could allow council to decide to ‘protect our health’ by banning WiFi, Cellular Towers, or Smart Meters. As long as there is any uncertainty it is fair game. Hello tinfoil hat crowd, Victoria is open for business.

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