Karl Fitzgerald

Affordability runs on the board

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Dr Cameron Murray on actual housing affordability policy that works. A short video on two policies at least FOUR times more effective than the dominant paradigm of ‘build more houses’. These are excerpts from the 127th Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner, where we launched Cameron’s Unspoken Alternatives to Expensive Housing. See the full speech and […]

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Speech: Unspoken Alternatives to Expensive Housing

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Video of Dr Cameron Murray’s full speech at the 127th Annual Henry George Dinner, where the Unspoken Alternatives to Expensive Housing report was launched.

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Post GFC: The Quest to Own the Future

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Christopher Burns First published in Progress Magazine #1124, this article is timely upon the ten year anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis. Please note the first graph when reading the many GFC related articles this week. Not content with blowing up the global economy in 2008, Wall Street quickly moved to extend its’ grasp on […]

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The 2018 EJ Craigie Award winner

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Last night Warwick Smith, Senior economist at Per Capita was awarded the EJ Craigie Writing Award for his piece The big spending Victorian state budget is built on Australia’s worst tax. Warwick quickly laid out the damaging effects of stamp duties and then moved on to show another innovative ACT policy move, with the transition […]

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127th Annual Henry George Dinner Address

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Cameron Murray gave the 127th annual dinner speech last night. Check his work at Fresh Economic Thinking Introductory remarks 1. To make health care affordable we broke this monopolistic market. We now spend over $100 billion to give everyone who needs it high-quality health care for free. 2. We could break the market in residential […]

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Housing: Unspoken Alternatives

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How to deliver affordable housing without inflating landlord profits by Dr Cameron Murray Most housing subsidies end up increasing landlord and developer profits rather than reducing housing costs for residents. Public land rent schemes that provide discounted land access to owners, and private Community Land Trusts, are proven ways to ensure that subsidies reduce costs […]

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Challenging the Build-to-Rent momentum

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Edition 1124 of Progress Magazine is out with an investigation into the looming corporate influence over the rental market. The evidence coming in from the northern hemisphere is not pretty. Here is the editorial. Editorial We are pleased to announce that Dr Cameron Murray will be presenting our 127th Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner: Housing […]

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Privatisation to cost Victoria $60m annually

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Prosper enjoyed the lead quote in an Age article “Inquiry scrutinises Land-titles selloff ahead of August sale” But land tax advocacy group Prosper Australia has told a parliamentary inquiry into the sale that the estimated $2 billion price reflected a yield of 6 per cent – a rate far above bond rates. Prosper researcher Jesse […]

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The 127th Annual Dinner

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Tues September 4th Presenter:Dr Cameron Murray Launching his new report Unspoken Alternatives for Expensive Housing (co-produced by Prosper and The Australia Institute). Venue: Brunswick Mess Hall Tickets Everyone needs somewhere to live. It is a simple fact. Australia’s economy keeps growing every year. As a nation, we are richer than any other time in our […]

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Transcript – Inquiry into the Long-Term Lease of the Land Titles Registry

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5 July 2018 TRANSCRIPT: STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING Inquiry into the proposed long-term lease of land titles and registry functions of Land Use Victoria Members Mr David Davis — Chair Dr Samantha Ratnam Witnesses Mr Karl Fitzgerald (affirmed), Project Director, and Mr Jesse Hermans (affirmed) Administrative Assistant and Researcher, Prosper Australia. The […]

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