True Cost Economics Forum

“Economics – the fast track to Sustainability” Friday July 20th The 2007 TCE Forum will feature Frank De Jong, leader of the Ontario Greens (Canada). He is an expert on environmental economics, having coined the term ‘the invisible green...

Unending Sprawl Leads to Crime

Housing Affordability- How will the crisis end? Alan Moran from the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) touted earlier this year on ABC’s Difference of Opinion that Australia should subdivide more on the urban fringe to free up land and bring prices down, but according...

Unlocking the Riches of Oz

Fri June 15th, 7.15pm The launch of Bryan Kavanagh’s (LVRG) groundbreaking report Bryan Kavanagh will take us through his world leading statistics, analysing economic trends over the 34 years the report covers. He will deliver insights on how the property market...

Rudd on Housing Affordability

Rudd Innovative on Housing Affordability but will it get to the source of the problem? (02/06/07) Opposition Leader Rudd’s innovative move to mimick the low tax rates for super and apply it to First Home Owners Savings is commendable but as with most housing...

$1 Trillion Strangled by Taxes

New report points to major recession A study of 34 years of the Australian property market has resulted in a 28 page report, Unlocking the Riches of Oz: A Case study of the Social and Economic Costs of Real Estate Bubbles (1972 to 2006). Bryan Kavanagh, Director of...

Tax System Encourages Asset Bubbles

Property bubbles creating unaffordable housing and recession A study of 34 years of the Australian property market has resulted in a 28 page report, Unlocking the Riches of Oz: A Case study of the Social and Economic Costs of Real Estate bubbles (1972 to 2006). Bryan...

Economics for Activists

Tuesday evenings in May, 6.15pm – 8pm, starting May 1st Ever wanted to read between the lines of the newspaper? Arm yourself with the tools of modern warfare as Karl Fitzgerald takes you through the key understandings required to ‘follow the money’....

Differential Rate – Bruce Every

Manningham Leader Dear Sir, I am appalled at the ignorance displayed by the councilors and ratepayers alike reported in the Manningham Leader with respect to the rating system in connection with the differential rates to be applied to vacant land. Differential rates...