Tax Inquiries or Comedians?

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Subscribe to our fortnightly Evolving Economics Enews. Having trouble reading this newsletter? View it online. The enews of Prosper & Earthsharing Australia January  2016 NSW Privatisation of Land & Property Information Concern is mounting over New South Wales Premier Mike Baird’s desire to privatise the New South Wales Land and Property Information services. He is […]

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Oz takes Gold! Go you Good Thing!

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Last week, Philip Soos announced Australia had achieved global leadership in an exciting new arena: “Australian households have more debt compared to the size of the country’s economy than any other in the world.” According to LF Economics, we seized this dubious crown from the Danes in the last quarter. Denmark has been grinding away, […]

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Environment minister Greg Hunt’s new ‘value capture’ language

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Environment minister Greg Hunt, on behalf of the Turnbull government, is offering new language about ‘value capture’ – a fresh way to fund infrastructure using the uplift in land values from civic investment. From a speech to be delivered to the Sydney Business Chamber today, The Age says: “Mr Hunt will warn that the public […]

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Rezoning in Queensland rife for further investigation

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If only 4 Corners was edgy enough to cover this important work, because as Fairfax’s Michael Pascoe said, this research should be triggering a royal commission. Cross-posted from Cameron Murray’s Fresh Economic Thinking blog How to get your land rezoned: A QLD story My previous research looked at favouritism in land rezoning via the Urban Land Development […]

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The road to neo-serfdom

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Late last year, the NSW Liberal/National government revealed plans to sell off the NSW Lands Office and retained JPMorgan to produce a scoping study. The Victorian Liberals tried this on before the last state election, and lost. Many will simply see this as part of the neo-conservative ‘sell everything that moves’ philosophy. Cynics will point […]

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