I frequently have to wonder whether there is anything at all in the brainboxes of some who decide to purchase small parcels of rural land, for a life style change or a gamble on future rezoning.
These people are thick on the ground now on the NSW North Coast and a few like these misguided souls are objecting to payment of the Rural Lands Protection Board levy.
Yelling that this is a tax on seachangers they refuse to cough up for years on end.
Rarely do you find owners like these keeping their land in good heart. Often their plots are weed filled and sour, with no crop or stock in sight.
The half-hearted attempts at bush regeneration are often abandoned before completion.
I have little sympathy with their views. All I see is more agricultural land being removed from any meaningful productivity and court time being wasted.
Gimme, gimme folks one and all. They give genuine small-acreage farmers a bad name.