1. It is illegal to interfere, throw away, dispose of or open other people’s mail. So for you to say ‘shredd/dispose of’ is illegal. The ATO ref you quoted at the end does not say anything about shredding/disposing of mail. Use Google and you will see what the Australian law states.

    1. Chris, you’re absolutely right, and I appreciate your attention to this important detail. It is indeed illegal to open, throw away, or otherwise tamper with someone else’s mail in Australia. The correct and legal action to take with mail not addressed to you is to mark it as “Return to Sender” and place it back in a mailbox. This ensures that the mail can be returned to the sender or correctly redirected by the postal service, respecting the privacy and property of the intended recipient. Thank you for pointing out the need for clarity on this matter.

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