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Council moving to sell land of owners who refuse to pay rates for religious reasons -

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A Tasmanian farming family is refusing to pay council rates on the grounds that the land where it runs a honey farm belongs to God.

The family could be about to lose its business with the local council moving to sell the farm in order to recoup more than $9000 worth of unpaid rates.

The Mayor of the Meander Valley Council, Craig Perkins, has been explaining the situation to reporter Felicity Ogilvie

Craig Perkins, Mayor of the Meander Valley Council