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Residents' rights 'in jeopardy?'



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P A R L I A M E N T O F A U S T R A L I A

H O U S E O F R E P R E S E N T A T I V E S

OFFICE OF PHILIP RUDDOCK. M.P. MEMBER FOR DUNDAS SHADOW MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION AND ETHNIC AFFAIRS

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SUITE 3 0 2 EASTWOOD CENTRE 1 60 ROWE STREET EASTWOOD. N S W. 2 1 2 2 TEL 8 5 8 1011

PARLIAMENT HOUSE CANBERRA. A CT. 2 6 0 0 TEL. (0 6 2 ) 7 2 1211

Date 9.4.1985 Ref cxS? 'phone 858.336?

RESIDENTS' RIGHTS "IN■JEOPARDY?"

Local M.P. Philip Ruddock is wondering how many residents have had their right to pay Council rates by instalments put in jeopardy by Australia Post due to the non-receipt of reminder notices.

'My home is in the Parramatta City Council area and my instalment was due today.'

'However, I did not receive the reminder notice which Council sent out at the end of March.'

Mr Ruddock said he was fortunate that he had noted his instalment dates when the initial rate notice was sent in January, 'but many people work by reminder and, if they missed today's final date for instalment payment, will now be faced with having to pay the full amount of rates

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plus any interest that may accrue.'

The ongoing dissatisfaction being felt by individuals and businesses alike regarding the quality of service being offered by Australia Post is well-illustrated by examples such as this.

'People are continuing to call at my office to complain about the length of time it is taking for mail to reach them and the non-receipt of rate notices is yet another example.'