Data Hub

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Prosper Australia sees free access to quality land price data as a major way to reduce information asymmetry between buyers and sellers. In other words, it is harder to fool people who know the market price and where it is trending. There are many private providers of real estate sale price statistics, like RP Data, […]

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Prosper’s Office Launch Party

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In April this year we moved into our new premises at Level 2, 22 Punch Lane Melbourne, still right in the heart of the city but closer to the action in Spring Street. We are excited to invite members and supporters to our office warming: Fri May 31st, 630 pm onwards 2/22 Punch Lane, Melbourne […]

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Carrots for Baby Boomers

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16 May 2013 MELBOURNE:- The federal budget initiative to omit conveyancing Stamp Duty for retirees down-sizing to a smaller home acknowledges just how destructive and behavior-distorting this vile tax is, says Prosper Australia. “This is a disgusting, economically dishonest policy,” David Collyer Campaign Manager Prosper Australia said today. “Again, the baby boomer generation is being […]

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Will no one fix our busted tax system?

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15 May 2013 MELBOURNE:- Yesterday’s federal budget highlights again Australia’s unbalanced reliance on wage and salary taxation for government revenues, says Prosper Australia. “Taxation discourages. That is why we tax gambling, alcohol and tobacco. Unfortunately, it has the same effect on work. We tax it so heavily it must also be a very bad economic […]

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Everyone KNOWS

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  Land prices are falling across Australia.  Yet the politico-housing complex strains at every sinew to hide this from first home buyers and jolly them into making a life-long commitment at the very worst time in eighty years. Problem is, the buyers know.  They are very, very aware land prices are ridiculous and we are […]

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The Victorian branch of the Australian Property Institute Plumbs New Depths

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by Bryan Kavanagh AAPI Today’s Victorian API news demonstrates the Australian Property Institute is at risk of losing its way: “Property taxes shoulder Vic budget The Victorian government is becoming addicted to property taxes, which will raise over $6 billion in forward estimates for the 2013-14 Victorian State Budget.” [My emphasis] The phrase “becoming addicted to property […]

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Milton Friedman’s Economic Futurism

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A 1999 recording where Friedman discusses the need for bitcoin and the use of Land Value Tax to counter the mobility of capital in the internet age. Bitcoin Explained from Duncan Elms on Vimeo.

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