Airport parking mafia

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The power of monopoly rights was recently exposed with the growth in parking revenue at Melbourne Airport. Australian Pacific Airports Corporation is the owner of Melbourne Airport, a group controlled by a number of Australian infrastructure funds. It was reported in this Herald Sun article that Australian Pacific Airports Corporation derives 18.3% revenue from parking, […]

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Submission To The Budget For The Knox City Council

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by Anne Schmid JUNE 2006 This submission is made with particular reference to the proposed introduction of the waste collection charge. I ask the question – Are user charges better than rates? What is the next charge going to be? Traditionally councils have relied on rates for their revenue and a push to obtain local […]

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Oil Speculators take us for a ride

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With Oil soon to hit $120 a barrel, public interest is building on the role speculators play in pushing prices higher. India’s Solution for Oil Prices: Ban Speculation by Banning Trading quotes: Buying stakes in overseas oil properties is proving much cheaper for India than purchasing crude on the open market. In some areas where […]

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Royksopp – Remind Me

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Watch this clever animation of modern life and the insights gained when the big picture is considered. Animation is such an effective learning medium in our cluttered worlds. Life from all levels is analysed – except of course the big one – the monopolisation of land rents and how that drives sprawl, singularity and reduces […]

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Land Tax Lobbyists active as State Budget approaches

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Todays Age article on Land Tax Cuts Wont Bring Savings alerts all those interested in defending the communities right to a share of the free lunch land prices reflect. The next few weeks will see the property lobby step up their claims to pay less and less of the one tax their army of accountants […]

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Three Dimensional Economics

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by Karl Fitzgerald as published in Arena Magazine, Feb-March, 2008, Edition 93 In a period where the twin crises of global warming and the wealth gap are attacking society from both sides, policy makers are continually limited in their effectiveness by a two dimensional approach to economics. Land prices have increased at 4 times the […]

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Economics for Activists

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Short Course: Tues Oct 14th – Nov 11th, 6.15 – 8pm Following last years highly successful economics for activists series of workshops, Karl Fitzgerald is set to help join the dots between the myriad of issues facing solid citizens in this day and age. Designed for those interested in understanding economics, the short-comings prevalent in […]

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Global Haywire – Film review

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Check this new Ausse film – a must see for those concerned about globalisation, terrorism and the wealth gap. Unfortunately it doesn’t have the kind of hard nosed economic reform we would like, but still well worth the viewing for the lessons on the Middle East. This review gives a hint of the sensory feast […]

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Clyde Cameron on Late Night Live

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With the recent passing of our number one ticket holder, Clyde Cameron, we were pleased to hear the ABC’s Phillip Adams replay the 1999 Late Night Live interview he held with the Honorable Clyde Cameron. It is a fascinating discussion with Clyde covering the foundation to his Georgist beliefs, involvement in the Henry George League […]

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Still on the mountaintop: Economically rational racism

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by Dr Gavin Putland Given that the economy is managed so that a certain percentage of people must be losers, the majority stands to gain by ensuring that the losers are selected not from its own ranks, but from the ranks of some already disadvantaged minority. That’s why, forty years after Dr. King’s mountaintop” speech, […]

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