The Greens talk real tax reform

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    The Victorian State Council of The Greens updated their Finance and Taxation policies last weekend. Normally, I find their soft-left-populist stances mind boggling. Their tax polices, however, deserve attention – and applause. On gambling, The Greens stepped past the ‘tax on the innumerate’ position we see elsewhere and understood the real nasty: the […]

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Cuba for Sale?

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The second in our new Evolving economics enews – sent bi-weekly. Sign up here. Read below for the surprising rationale justifying foreign investment in Cuba’s newly privatised property free-for-all. Having trouble reading this newsletter? View it online. The enews of Prosper & Earthsharing Australia may 2014 The state of economics  Welcome to the second Evolving Economics enews, combining the Earthsharing […]

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The eternal sunshine of the empty mind

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The Queensland Supreme Court has struck out the differential rate some Queensland councils charge investors over and above residents on similar properties.  Councils may be forced to pay it all back.  $300 million a year is in doubt. This landmark decision exposes the folly at least 19 Queensland councils have indulged in.  They are clueless […]

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ACT landowners are revolting

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The Property Council of Australia is ‘vehemently opposed’ to Canberra’s special land levy to part-fund the $600 million light rail project from Gungahlin to the city, calling it “just another property tax in disguise”.

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Goody Goody Goody!

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Sometimes, through the smoke and fireworks of the national debate a political commentator sees the path forward and points the way. Today in the Australian Financial Review, Alan Mitchell takes a far-sighted approach to the crisis provoked by the Abbott government in its attempt to raise and broaden the GST. The Liberal Party has long […]

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New Economics night

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For Prosper Australia members, supporters and the merely curious David Collyer will host an informal evening of discussion on Georgist economics 6.30 pm Tuesday 27 May 2014 At Prosper Australia’s offices 2/22 Punch Lane Melbourne This is a roundtable where members and the like-minded can discuss land, liberty and taxation.  Come and enjoy our modern office and […]

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Higher GST ignores housing, inequity

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Press Release The Abbott government must rebuild State relationships by assisting in the educative process of tax reform. “The outsourcing of deficit pressures by Treasurer Joe Hockey has accelerated the need for state revenue reforms” stated Prosper Australia spokesman Karl Fitzgerald. “State governments should not fall into line with the push for a higher GST. […]

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Budgeting for Capital Gains

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Press Release “Treasurer Joe Hockey’s budget is a boon for those in pursuit of capital gains” stated Prosper Australia spokesman, Karl Fitzgerald. “Whilst claiming we all must contribute to the heavy lifting, the budget ignores the easy unearned incomes in real estate and mining.” “Mr Hockey’s “Prosperity isn’t a matter of luck. Prosperity is not a […]

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Budget for Packer’s mugs

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Sign up to our Evolving Economics enews. We sent this out this morn. Having trouble reading this newsletter? View it online. The enews of Prosper & Earthsharing Australia may 2014 Welcome to our new look Welcome to the new Evolving Economics e-news, combining both the Prosper and Earthsharing Australia e-mail subscriber lists. The two groups […]

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Federal Budget: Tax Shift to avoid Blame Shift

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With the Federal Budget to be handed down in a matter of hours, and with today’s housing finance figures revealing more of the same: investors at 39.1% of all loans FHO’s nationally plateauing at 12.6%, up 0.1% NSW FHO’s at just 8.5% and borrowing on average $320,800, We note with interest the PM’s call on […]

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