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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...

History’s Lessons – Terry Dwyer

The Australian Mr Michael Janda’s advocacy of land value taxation as a means of lowering the tax burden on both workers and entrepreneurs is well advised. As Adam Smith recognized, there are only three factors of production – land, labour and capital – and...

How to Pay for Electricity Network Upgrades

A Submission to the Review of Electricity Distribution and Service Delivery for the 21st Century http://www.energy.qld.gov.au/electricity/edsd_Review.asp estd. by the Queensland Government, March 1, 2004 Summary The benefits of sinking power lines underground —...

Taxing Times – Dr Gavin Putland

Canberra Times The ACT Opposition would have us believe that land tax reduces the supply of rental housing. How so? The tax is on the land, not the housing. The land can’t run away to escape the tax. The owners can’t escape the tax except by selling the...

Market Forces Can Help Unions

Yesterdays’ IR rally saw a call to action for workers to maintain the rage. However many AWA’s Beazley threatens to tear up, fundamental economic laws still need to be addressed. Prosper Australia today called on Government to curb land speculation to more...