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The Monthly Discussion in April – IP Monopoly and publicly funding R&D

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What: Discuss + Debate + Drinks + Pizza When: Wednesday, April 24 Time: 6pm Cost: Free In a world of rapid technological development and innovation, how can the public ensure a fair return on Intellectual Property (IP) monopolies while furthering investment in R&D and technology? As time goes on, the advancement of technology sees the value of […]

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Speculative Vacancies 9 report launch

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Tuesday April 9th, 6.30pm Level 1, 64 Harcourt St, North Melbourne Presenter: Karl Fitzgerald Prosper’s controversial report is back to investigate the number of vacant properties flying in the face of the ‘supply crisis’. *** If you are frustrated at the vacant blocks you pass on your commute and would like to be involved in […]

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The Monthly Discussion in February – Should we protect free trade?

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  What: Discuss + Debate + Drinks + Pizza When: Wednesday, February 27 Time: 6pm Cost: Free Join us for our Monthly Discussion of 2019 on the last Wednesday of every month. We’ll be talking politics, economics, justice, resource stewardship and taxation through a Georgist lens. Discussions are structured around a topic, an article, or a guest speaker. Information […]

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The Monthly Discussion in December – Bust and Beyond

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  The Monthly Discussion in December – Bust and Beyond   What: Discuss + Debate + Drinks + Pizza When: Wednesday, December 5th Time: 6pm Cost: Free Is the property market in meltdown? In the blue corner sits plunging auction clearance rates (sub 40% in Melbourne last weekend), tighter lending conditions, and national land prices down 5% year-on-year […]

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Affordability runs on the board

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Dr Cameron Murray on actual housing affordability policy that works. A short video on two policies at least FOUR times more effective than the dominant paradigm of ‘build more houses’. These are excerpts from the 127th Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner, where we launched Cameron’s Unspoken Alternatives to Expensive Housing. See the full speech and […]

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Speech: Unspoken Alternatives to Expensive Housing

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Video of Dr Cameron Murray’s full speech at the 127th Annual Henry George Dinner, where the Unspoken Alternatives to Expensive Housing report was launched.

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The Monthly Discussion in November – Victoria votes!

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The Monthly Discussion in November – Victoria votes! What: Discuss + Debate + Drinks + Pizza When: Wednesday, November 7 Time: 6pm Cost: Free Come along to the Monthly Discussion in November for the Great Victorian Election Debate! We analyse the policies and the promises, the past record and the rhetoric, through the lens of […]

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127th Annual Henry George Dinner Address

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Cameron Murray gave the 127th annual dinner speech last night. Check his work at Fresh Economic Thinking Introductory remarks 1. To make health care affordable we broke this monopolistic market. We now spend over $100 billion to give everyone who needs it high-quality health care for free. 2. We could break the market in residential […]

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The Monthly Discussion – The beneficiary pays principle

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The Monthly Discussion – The Beneficiary Pays Principle What: Discuss + Debate + Drinks + Pizza When: Wednesday, August 1st Time: 6pm Cost: Free Is it fair that beneficiaries should pay, even if they do not voluntarily benefit? Is there such a thing as a fair tax, or are there only less and more fair […]

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The 127th Annual Dinner

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Tues September 4th Presenter:Dr Cameron Murray Launching his new report Unspoken Alternatives for Expensive Housing (co-produced by Prosper and The Australia Institute). Venue: Brunswick Mess Hall Tickets Everyone needs somewhere to live. It is a simple fact. Australia’s economy keeps growing every year. As a nation, we are richer than any other time in our […]

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