Russell Preston, Brisbane
Annual returns of stock numbers are now being demanded by the LLS (Local Land Services) on certain rural properties, with intimidating threats of fines up to $2,200 for non-compliance.
Really? If you do not graze stock commercially, then such bureaucratic orders are useless.
Friends in Vic and Qld laugh at me when I tell them about this and the notional carrying capacity once calculated to four decimal places when often they have none. But they still put a dollar sign in front of this fictitious figure and you duly pay for nothing.
Just what is wrong with NSW rural land owners’ thinking that they have to comply with this tyranny?
How about an education tax for all those households who don’t report regularly on the number of children in their house?
I and many others don’t agree, or accept court orders and legal costs.
Write to premier Gladys Berejiklian with your ARLS and LLS rate notice, complaining vehemently, and say a very loud NO.
This costly statutory authority should be absorbed into the Agriculture Department, and rates abolished, as in all other states.