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A FATHER living in fear of an NBN tower near his home has taken the telco giant to court in a bid to stop them from switching it on, with claims the health impacts would be so severe he would end up homeless.
David Evans says the tower’s emissions would exacerbate a medical ailment. A FATHER living in fear of an NBN tower near his home has taken the telco giant to court in a bid to stop them from switching it on, with claims the health impacts would be so severe he would end up homeless.
Barrister Raymond Broomhall told Maroochydore Civil Court two doctors had diagnosed his client David Evans of Peachester with electromagnetic hypersensitivity, which would be exacerbated
by the tower’s emissions to the point his home would be “uninhabitable”. Outside court, Mr Broomhall said Mr Evans was an electrician by trade and formerly worked with high-voltage powerlines. Mr Broomhall said though Mr Evans’ work impacted his condition, his Range Rd home was a “sanctuary” where he could turn off the power to alleviate suffering.
On Thursday, Mr Broomhall sought magistrate Maxine Baldwin to make a peace and good behaviour order to effectively forbid NBN Co. from turning on the tower, with claims the health impacts would constitute
assault occasioning bodily harm on his client. Mr Broomhall said a psychiatrist had assessed Mr Evans, and based on their findings he claimed “because NBN are not following medical advice, it has caused fear and anxiety in my client”.
Mr Broomhall submitted under the “ARPANSA Standard” — which specifies the limits of human exposure to radiofrequency fields — NBN Co. had an obligation to adjust their practices accordingly if they become aware they risked harm to health. He submitted there was no evidence they had done so. Mr Broomhall said the only way to alleviate his client’s fear and anxiety was to finalise the matter immediately, or
for Ms Baldwin to make an order which forbid them from switching on the tower while the matter was before the court. NBN Co.’s counsel sought a permanent stay to stop all legal proceedings
and counsel suggested Mr Broomhall was living in “fantasy land” to suggest Ms Baldwin take a course outside the “usual, ordinary” legal procedure. They said they were finalising affidavits and would provide the planning approval to provide the court.
Ms Baldwin said she would not make any final orders without testing the evidence, particularly medical reports to determine whether the matter constituted an assault causing bodily injury. She set the matter for
hearing and further directions on January 23 next year. Speaking outside of court, Mr Broomhall said his client feared for his own and his children’s safety. Sunshine Coast Council approved the
tower last year after advice it did not conflict with planning benchmarks.