Press Releases

Budgeting for Capital Gains

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Press Release “Treasurer Joe Hockey’s budget is a boon for those in pursuit of capital gains” stated Prosper Australia spokesman, Karl Fitzgerald. “Whilst claiming we all must contribute to the heavy lifting, the budget ignores the easy unearned incomes in real estate and mining.” “Mr Hockey’s “Prosperity isn’t a matter of luck. Prosperity is not a […]

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Property Drip Feeding Slips Under the ACCC’s Radar

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“We support ACCC’s drive to contest price gouging but express concern the ACCC focus on online sales is a mere detail compared to what is happening under our feet in the land game.” Prosper Australia Project Director Karl Fitzgerald said today “The global property bubble is accelerating in dozens of countries. The few agencies monitoring […]

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Harnessing Monopoly to Finance Government

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The Total Resource Rents of Australia report finds the complete removal of income, company and sales tax is possible by replacement with a tax on monopolies such as water trading, cyber squatting, taxi licenses and land. “Economists have for hundreds of years pointed to a more efficient system by harnessing the naturally rising value of […]

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Housing Affordability Policy Crisis

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Housing policy remains in crisis as today’s 8 capital cities index revealed a rise of 7.6%, with Melbourne up 6.8%. “This heralds Victorian housing affordability policy a distinct failure. Never before have so many generous exemptions been given to the property industry with so little in return” stated Prosper Australia Project Director Karl Fitzgerald. The […]

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Property industry supports land tax

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22 October 2013 MELBOURNE:- Overnight, Australia’s property industry has endorsed removing Stamp Duty on property transactions, the AFR reports – a major tax policy shift welcomed by Prosper Australia. “Scrap Stamp Duty and fund this by also removing the principal place of residence exemption from State Land Tax,” Prosper Australia Policy Director David Collyer said […]

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Carrots for Baby Boomers

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16 May 2013 MELBOURNE:- The federal budget initiative to omit conveyancing Stamp Duty for retirees down-sizing to a smaller home acknowledges just how destructive and behavior-distorting this vile tax is, says Prosper Australia. “This is a disgusting, economically dishonest policy,” David Collyer Campaign Manager Prosper Australia said today. “Again, the baby boomer generation is being […]

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Listed Developer Englobo Holdings

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  7 March 2013 Prosper Australia today issues its update of ‘Englobo’ holdings of listed property developers (attached), as revealed in their audited half year accounts recently released to the Australian Stock Exchange. Based on last year’s sales – the current pulse of activity – listed developers hold an average 20.4 years supply, up from […]

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House Market Needs Sale +3 Data

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30 January  2013   Prosper repeats its call for timely, national data on property sales to be collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. “Buying and selling houses in Australia suffers from ‘information asymmetry’ – some participants know a lot more than others about current market prices,” David Collyer Campaign Manager Prosper Australia said today. […]

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Melbourne Rents Falling

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15 January 2013 MELBOURNE – The REIV yesterday forecast stable or declining nominal rents if current trends continue. This means rents are falling in real (after inflation) terms. “Shrinking residential rents are a profound set-back for negatively geared property investors,” Prosper Australia Campaign Manager David Collyer said today. “Their strategy is to sacrifice current income […]

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Time To Get Real

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13 December 2012 Citizens deserve the truth: property prices are down -8.6 per cent nationally in real terms. Removing inflation from real estate prices reveals falls from peak of -11.2 per cent in Melbourne and -11.6 per cent in Brisbane in real terms, according to fresh analysis by researcher Philip Soos, deflating the ABS house […]

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