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Independent federal parliamentarian Andrew Wilkie has lost his bid to regulate the placement and expansion of “low impact” mobile phone facilities, with a House of Representatives committee unanimously rejecting his bill. Wilkie’s legislation, which purported to improve community consultation over low impact mobile facilities, …

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Want a mobile signal...... Yes?

Even here in the UK mobile phone companies have disproportionate power on where to locate mobile phone masts without needing to have planning permissions.

Regulating it would in an ideal world be good, but imagine how many of the 'not in my back yard' lot they would have to fight.

No one wants a mast in their garden but without them we would all still be looking for a call box.

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Re: catch 22

Really care to post some evidence to back that up or too busy cowering under your tinfoil hat?

Let's not let nimbyism get in the way of common sense eh?

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Re: catch 22

>Want a mobile signal...... Yes?

Well in the case of the NBNCo tower plans, apparently many people DIDN'T want to use the service... Apparently these people who don't care for computers think the rest should suffer for their benefit - perhaps we should do the same with roads and not build them because 2 or 3 people don't want to use them.

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What mast?

The standard infill antenna these days (if not located on the side of a suitable 3-4 floor building) tends to look indistinguishable from any other BT or lighting pole - the antenna itself is _tiny_

The hulking green box at the base is normally the only giveaway and those are getting smaller with every new generation of gear.

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