Karl Fitzgerald

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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Our 127th Annual Dinner

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Tues September 4th Presenter:Dr Cameron Murray 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 history. We also have the most expensive housing in the world. We step over rough sleepers […]

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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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Land Titles Registry Inquiry

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Prosper Australia will be appearing at the Inquiry Into the Proposed Long Term Leasing of Land Titles and Registry Functions of Land Use Victoria (LUV). Time: 11am, Thursday July 5 Where: Meeting Room G2, 55 St Andrews Place, East Melbourne Who: Karl Fitzgerald A number of transcriptions from previous witnesses, including key public servants, are […]

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Public deserves to reap benefit of windfall

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Letters to the Editor AFR, Wednesday June 27th Michael Musgrave’s New value capture tax will hit every development in Parramatta [$] (25/6 AFR) made a strong case for his constituents. It’s the Australian way for property developers to make rezoning windfalls in their sleep. Musgrave musters every scaremongering tactic in the developers playbook over the […]

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Submission on the Privatisation of Land Use Victoria

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Submission to the Standing Committee on the Environment and Planning Inquiry into the proposed long-term lease of land titles and registry functions of Land Use Victoria June 22, 2018 To Mr. David Davis (Chair): Prosper Australia is Melbourne-based not-for-profit engaged in research and advocacy. Our primary focus is on the political economy of land and […]

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Progress Prosper

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The latest edition of Progress is out! Each May we celebrate the anniversary of the magazine. This is the 115th year the magazine has been in operation. If you would like a digital copy emailed to you sign up below. Become a member to receive a physical copy. Here is the editorial. Recent Prosper news includes […]

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The Hope of Economic Growth

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The narrative of endless economic growth delivering society’s needs is questioned by this revealing graph on the classical components of GDP, released in Prosper Australia’s Trickle Up Economics report. The national accounts provide detailed analysis of who gets what. But when the gross figures are broken across the three factors of production, the streamlined perspective […]

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Victorian Budget Formula

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Read our Victorian budget submission for further detail on the following issues. A first glance at the Victorian State Budget sees an election year budget, light on reform, big on expenditure. The billowing Victorian land market underpinned most of the spending, with $7.1 bn in stamp duties alone. Some say that the property sector was […]

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To a Fair Share of Nature’s Rent

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An excellent new video commissioned by Bryan Kavanagh, explaining how a fairer economy must include sharing the naturally rising value of natural resources.

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