Stamp Duty to Land Tax – The Transition in Brief

Stamp Duty to Land Tax – The Transition in Brief

Prosper has released our latest report, Stamp Duty to Land Tax: Designing the Transition by economist Dr. Tim Helm. The report challenges the prevailing orthodoxy that the highly sought-after stamp duty to land tax reform is too “politically difficult” to achieve. ...
Australia must leverage value created by rail

Australia must leverage value created by rail

Download the discussion paper by Chris Hale A well planned public transport network brings a city closer to itself. It creates value for its citizens by reducing the distance between neighbourhoods. Businesses gain access to broader markets, and land value grows...
Infrastructure Australia to be Bolder

Infrastructure Australia to be Bolder

Cross-posted from the Australian Financial ReviewThe federal government’s infrastructure advisory body is facing criticism for stepping back from an ambitious reform agenda outlined little more than a year ago, with its latest audit silent on road user charges,...
Stamp Duty to Land Tax: Designing the Transition

Stamp Duty to Land Tax: Designing the Transition

Stamp Duty to Land Tax: Designing the Transition by economist Dr. Tim Helm, released by Prosper Australia challenges the prevailing orthodoxy that the highly sought-after stamp duty to land tax reform is too “politically difficult” to achieve.    Read the full...
Why am I shouldering your tax liabilities?

Why am I shouldering your tax liabilities?

South Australia is reforming Land Tax laws so holders are assessed on their aggregate land holdings by looking through corporate structures some have created to minimise their liabilities. The SA reforms mirror and are based on existing laws in Victoria and NSW.  This...
A toast to the IPA and their dangerous idea

A toast to the IPA and their dangerous idea

I hope IPA executive director John Roskom took his team out for a celebratory single malt last night. With the passage of Morrison’s income tax cuts, the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) have shown once again that they are a radical force in Australian...