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Developers Map of Sydney

Developers Map of Sydney. Ever wanted to know how much of a return political donations give contributors? The economic rent delivered by such activities is staggering. We wholly support the reform of such loopholes that allow for legalized bribery. This ‘New...

Land Based Wealth An Illusion

The Age Dear editor, Alan Moran (The Age, August 3, “Land-based wealth an illusion”) has it partially right. He correctly claims that inflationary pressures provide the impetus for interest rate pressures. He also correctly claims that there is a disparity...

Privatising Airport Management

Surprise surprise, Airports Fear Price Controls (the Age 24/07/06). The Federal Govt’s decision to privatise the management of airports is leading to all sorts of problems. Not only have exit & entry fees jumped enormously, but now they are engaged in...

The Economics of Abundance

International Union of LVT Conference – London July 2006 The theme of the International Union Conference was The Economics of Abundance – the point being critical that the wealth is there in economies, it’s just that it is terribly distributed by taxation...

Victorians Risk Losing Homes

Dear Editor, So now we discover the effects of reducing state land tax and councils moving away from site rental value for rates to capital improved value (“Victorians Risk Losing Homes”, Herald Sun, July 17). Deriving public finances from the productive...

Land Hoarders Hurt Land Supply

Land Hoarding the Real Threat to Housing Affordability It is govt fiscal policy at all levels rather than land supply issues that are leading to the housing crisis. “The reductions in Land Tax at a State level and moves away from Site Rental to Capital Improved Value...

ALP = Australian Landlord Party?

So the State government is now facing a shortfall of $600 million dollars for schools in needy areas following the decision not to sell the Snowy Hydro (The Age, June 3, “Howard’s Snowy Meltdown”). But from where is the State government going to get...

Moreland Quadruple Rates on Vacant Land

The City of Moreland’s recent decision to quadruple rates on vacant land (as seen in the Sunday Age’s Anger grows over City Bombsites (29/04/06) must have assisted in the decision to sell the huge Kodak factory site in Coburg (p22 The Age 1/07/06), which had been...

New Books Available

Our Hardware Lane premises have received a number of new books recently including: Phil Day’s “Hijacked Inheritance” Mark Braund’s “The Possibility of Progress” Fred Harrison’s insightful “Wheels of Fortune” Friends are encouraged to visit our extensive library where...