A Prosperous Earthsharing

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Share the Earth… on Prezi

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CIV Rates Make Families Subsidize Land Speculators

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17 October 2012 The survey of Victorian local government candidates conducted by Prosper Australia ahead of the 26 October election reveals few candidates understand where and how councils are funded. “We learned only a handful appreciate Site Value Rating is a superior rate base to Capital Improved Value,” Prosper Australia Campaign Manager David Collyer said […]

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The Barometer of the Economy

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Tues Oct 30th, 6.30pm 1/27 Hardware Lane, Melbourne Presenter: Dr Gavin Putland RSVP to this free event Dr Gavin Putland discusses the role of Australia’s largest market – the land market – in influencing economic activity. In 2001, Bryan Kavanagh found that a high ratio of property sales to GDP indicated a bubble, and that […]

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ACT Rates Scaremongering

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Regarding the recent ACT Liberal Party scare campaign against rates, Dr Terry Dwyer writes: Being fundamentally disinterested in political games but keenly interested in policy and good government (which, judging from Mr Slipper’s emails, sadly does not always seem to be uppermost in the minds of all politicians), I have sent the attached letter to […]

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Victorian Local Government Candidate Survey 2012

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Prosper Australia recently surveyed all Victorian local government candidates on rating issues. The survey has now closed and the results are in. Voters can examine candidate responses by LGA here. Please click on the candidate’s name to see their comments. Our aim in designing the survey was to avoid leading candidates to our preferred position […]

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Written Off: Negative Gearing Report

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by Philip Soos Executive Summary Negative gearing is a popular investment strategy as it allows a net loss to be deducted against an investor’s personal tax liability at their marginal tax rate. While negative gearing has likely been in operation since the first personal income taxation returns were filed many decades ago, the current housing […]

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Council Rating Subsidies

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Council Rates: Who Pays More? The land speculator or family home? Under Capital Improved Valuation (CIV)/ Net Annual Value (NAV) the land speculator typically gets a 30% discount in rates over the family home. Capital Improved Valuation penalises homeowners for improvements to their house. Look at your rating notice to see what percentage your improvements […]

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