The Real Estate Bust of 2010

Over 115 people attended this packed event. Phil covered the long term issues like few others can. For more details on Phil’s exciting work, check his new website. Copies of the DVD + Powerpoint + Presentation are $20. Order here (credit card preferred). For...

Earthsharing Challenge Workshop

Education by young people for young people What Is The Earthsharing Challenge? An opportunity for an interactive workshop on land and natural resource use An offer to schools to show your students work on environmental projects A challenge to students to be selected...

Act now – David Barkly

Dear Editor, Re: BCA: 56 taxes a company curse (The Age “Business Day” 10/4/07) We hear low overseas wages given as the reason our manufacturers cannot compete with Chinese imports, but we don’t hear of the penalizing effect of the multitude of taxes on our...

$4 Billion Rail Tunnel Back on Target

$4billion Rail Tunnel back on target (17/03/06). Premier Bracks is looking to spend billions to make the wealthy suburbs more attractive (delivering millions in land value increases to neighbouring wealthy political benefactors no doubt – we wonder which donor...

Price of Housing Outstrips Rent

Price of housing outstrips rent (12/03/07). Remember that whilst rents haven’t kept pace with house prices , neither have wages. Landlords have many other advantages such as negative gearing (at around $2.4billion dollars p.a in subsidy to the property lobby,...

Property Lobby Again Ignores Laws of Economics

Property lobby again ignores laws of economics (26/02/07). Research compiled by The Australian shows there is actually 10 years of land supply in Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne with 155,000 lots zoned for residential development. However, developers say they will...

23% of NSW Land Owned by Speculators

23% of NSW land owned by speculators (26/01/07). Amongst the usual doom and gloom of the media attacks upon land tax we find the interesting stat that 23% of NSW land is owned by those lucky enough to own more than one piece of the planet. What are the figures around...