Thank you, Dr Henry

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Tax reform will turbocharge our economy. It will make Australia a genuine centre of excellence: a magnet for investment, for jobs, and a shining example to stunted and downtrodden citizens everywhere.

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Eurozone: ignore land prices at your own peril!

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With the sounds of despair rioting through the streets of Greece, Spain, Ireland and others who no longer have the ability to fund themselves, it is a sign of the times that even the IMF is pushing for improved tax systems relating to land values. The IMF’s “What Drives House Prices in Australia?” states: As […]

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Grand Sale! Grand Sale! Grand Sale!

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The Australian Government is about to sell real estate worth billions.  It is a matter of critical economic importance that they get it right. Up for sale is radio spectrum for mobile phones and data signals for the next fifteen years. This is real estate as rare and precious as the land we walk upon: […]

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Port of Portland: sunk

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Portland (pop. 10,000) remains seriously underdeveloped. While the rest of the state has grown by leaps and bounds, Portland sleeps. Its laggard status should be a matter of considerable concern to all Victorians.

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Be bold, Mr Baillieu: abolish Stamp Duty and Payroll Tax

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photo credit: djking To win the election, the new Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu pledged to phase in reductions in Stamp Duty by fifty per cent on real estate transactions under $600,000 for first home buyers. This is a very modest proposal.  Mr Baillieu’s incoming government has a blank page on which to write.  We urge […]

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