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Vacancy a Sign of Systemic Failure

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Prosper President Catherine Cashmore is quoted in The Age with Land Bankers raise ire of the well-heeled. “Morally it’s not a good thing to do,” she said. “But let’s not blame the investors.” She pointed the finger at government policy: “The nation has been breastfed on the notion that the way to fund their retirement […]

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Aim for Prosperity

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President Catherine Cashmore on The Shtick, explaining Prosper’s tax reform agenda.

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Renegade Economists Investigate

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Our weekly radio show on 3CR, Wednesdays 5.30-6pm is now repeated Mondays 8am. The show has some big names lined up over the next few weeks – can you guess who by the flavour of recent episodes? Remember you can listen five ways: Sign up to mixcloud to have the show delivered to your inbox […]

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Prosper SBS News

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Prosper Australia President Catherine Cashmore had a busy week. First, Catherine was interviewed by Raph Epstein for ABC FM Drivetime. Then Catherine was asked to appear on SBS News Saturday night in Vacant Homes in Sydney draws Attention of UN. Channel 9 news also referenced this report. Earlier in the week, our Speculative Vacancies Report […]

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The Hidden Role of Rent

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Fred Harrison summarises the various studies analysing the role of economic rents and why it is hidden from economic analysis. The interview is conducted by Andy Mazzone (Henry George School of Social Studies) as part of the Smart Talk series.

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Foreign investor tax slug spreads

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Catherine Cashmore appeared on Channel 9 news last night to discuss the fact we are building the wrong type of stock to meet our growing community. The report compared the 80,000 apartments due to come onto the market over the next few years with the 80,000 vacant properties we identified in the Speculative Vacancies report. […]

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Property Lobby’s million dollar no-show

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On Friday May the 13th the entire real estate industry launched into full attack-mode against those willing to reform negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount. The ALP and the Greens have both announced reforms targeting the subsidy to landed interests. That night Channel 10’s The Project sought to find a representative to discuss […]

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The Easy Economics of High Speed Rail

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Last week I was invited to give a presentation at Melbourne University to the Beyond Zero Emissions discussion group on the ability of Land Value Capture to finance infrastructure. They also asked for an Econ 101 type introduction. In 2014, BZE released a report Zero Carbon Australia High Speed Rail. It is within this context […]

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If We’re Going to Pay Tax

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“If we’re going to have to pay tax we should pay tax in the most efficient, the most reasonable and most equitable way.” So said Fairfax journalist Michael Pascoe on this week’s Renegade Economists radio show. Transcript Karl Fitzgerald: This week listeners we’re with Michael Pascoe, one of Australia’s most respected economic commentators, you see […]

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Saul Eslake, Negative Gearing and Policy Promise

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Renegade Economists radio show #430 Read the show notes. Subscribe to the leading Georgist weekly podcast. Karl Fitzgerald: And welcome the Renegade Economist with your host, Karl Fitzgerald. And, my, oh, my, hasn’t it been in the news, negative gearing, there’s been a huge change in sentiment not only from both political parties, but from […]

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