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Fake letter scaremongering about Indigenous land claims sparks outrage

A fake letter deceptively telling landholders to seek legal advice to protect their properties from re-acquisition by Aboriginal traditional owner groups – purporting to be written by a member of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria – has been distributed to letterboxes in the state’s north-west.

A spokesperson for the assembly said the letter – which includes a reproduction of an assembly logo and has an upbeat tone – conveyed misinformation designed to create confusion and “unfounded fear about the re-acquisition of land titles”.

“We recommend you seek legal advice, as new Lease Holds may be negotiated as…

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