Lynton Freeman spent five years in the Queensland Justice Department, three years in local government, two years in timber and sawmilling, a short time in government agricultural scheme administration and 25 years as a farmer, grazier and silviculturist.
Lynton has a Diploma in Agriculture and Rural Business Management, a Masters in Business Administration and a Certificate in Global Law.
In 1996, NAB called him "unviable for banking" and stopped accepting his government scheme deposits. He traded to September 2000 using income from all his property assets. He eventually built up mining assets from the property and the NAB tried to take these assets, demanding that he breach farming agreements.
His first articles were published in IA in 2012. In 2016, after court actions commencing in 2000, the NAB finally admitted he was made unviable through loan-to-valuation ratio, in writing, in a Government Inquiry reply.
Lynton's submission (18 January 2017) to the External Dispute Resolution Review Interim Report raised the issue of banks not paying customers in unlawful bank trading situations, and this question is now part of the revised Terms of Reference for the Committee.
The Queensland Government has introduced the Farm Business Mediation Bill, including many of the issues Freeman raised in courts and with governments in 2012, including under certain circumstances tests to identify if breaches of mortgages really exist, suspension of enforcement and review to QCAT.
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