Emissions Trading = Private Carbon Tax – Gavin Putland

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Letter rejected by the Age (Melbourne) As the Federal Government is planning an emissions trading scheme — not a carbon tax — why will households foot the bill? (“Householders to bear brunt of trading scheme”, the Age, June 25.) Answer: An emissions trading scheme is a carbon tax payable not to the government, but to […]

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Unending Sprawl Leads to Crime

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Housing Affordability- How will the crisis end? Alan Moran from the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) touted earlier this year on ABC’s Difference of Opinion that Australia should subdivide more on the urban fringe to free up land and bring prices down, but according to the Land Values Research Group (LVRG) this will bring increased […]

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Unlocking the Riches of Oz

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Fri June 15th, 7.15pm The launch of Bryan Kavanagh’s (LVRG) groundbreaking report Bryan Kavanagh will take us through his world leading statistics, analysing economic trends over the 34 years the report covers. He will deliver insights on how the property market is actually the lead indicator of the economy. Bryan is an experienced property valuer […]

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Rudd on Housing Affordability

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Rudd Innovative on Housing Affordability but will it get to the source of the problem? (02/06/07) Opposition Leader Rudd’s innovative move to mimick the low tax rates for super and apply it to First Home Owners Savings is commendable but as with most housing policy, runs aground when applied to economic principles. The extra purchasing […]

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