Booming into the Future

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photo credit: woodleywonderworks Tues March 6th, 6.30pm Phil Anderson Prosper Rooms 1/27 Hardware Lane, Melbourne Forecaster Phil Anderson will give reasoning to why we are about to enter a bigger real estate boom bust cycle than the one we have just passed through. Phil will talk about where we are in the current cycle, why […]

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Office Manager – Job Opportunity

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After over a decade of tireless work, our office manager, Anne Schmid is retiring. We have advertised the job as follows: Office Manager Employer: Prosper Australia Work Type/s: Part Time Location: Melbourne Prosper Australia is a lobby group with a long history in advocating a fairer tax system. We are looking for a part-time office […]

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Prosper sees property price falling 15%, perhaps 20% in 2012

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23 February 2012 • Potential First Home Buyers wary of commitment • Volume of stock for sale a swollen flood • Consumers dis-leverage Australia-wide • Banks unwilling to finance credit creation Prosper Australia predicts substantial house price falls this calendar year across Australia as the mismatch between supply and demand worsens. “Current economic settings will […]

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Empty homes, empty claims

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27/01/2012 Letter to the editor The Age How are the real estate spruikers going to explain away Melbourne’s reported rental vacancy rate of 4.4% (“Melbourne Full of Empty Homes” Age 26/1/12)? Developer lobbyists were crying for new land releases when vacancy rates were low to provide affordable (read “isolated and without infrastructure”) housing, so what’s […]

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Taxi! Tax Me!

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Citizens retreat confused when talk turns to Economic Rents. The taxi industry is an excellent example of how assets granted by government create economic rents – at the expense of the wider community. There are 5181 taxi licences in Victoria, of which the Department of Transport’s Victorian Taxi Directorate leases about 1100 licences to operators […]

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Economics Demystified Seminar

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photo credit: Ferdinand Reus Saturday 11th February 10.15 for a 10.30 start. Conclude by 4pm Prosper Rooms, Lvl 1/ 27 Hardware Lane, Melb Facilitator: Raymond Makewell A Georgist seminar on the principles of economics as if society mattered. How is wealth produced? Is economics to ensure growth or to balance our rights on planet earth […]

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