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Rural landowners throughout NSW should by now have received their LLS (Local Land Services) rate notice. Like its predecessors, it contains fictional nonsense about animals, even if you have none, and ridiculous six decimal place cents per unit calculations.

As I and others have reported previously, this demand for money is fraudulent, so do not be conned or coerced into paying for some speculative government services that you have never required or received.

Recognise that you need not leave the comfort of your home to fight this campaign. There is no rally, demonstration or protest to attend. Just deploy your own mental defences.

Like me and now many others, do not pay, but complain to the issuing authority and the DPI minister. If you have received no services from LLS, you should report this scam to ASIC at www.scamwatch.gov.au/reportascam. To educate yourself go to www.rurallandsgroup.net. Support the legal class action at www.llsclassaction.com .

Russell Preston, Brisbane

 


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