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$1 Trillion Strangled by Taxes

New report points to major recession A study of 34 years of the Australian property market has resulted in a 28 page report, Unlocking the Riches of Oz: A Case study of the Social and Economic Costs of Real Estate Bubbles (1972 to 2006). Bryan Kavanagh, Director of...

Tax System Encourages Asset Bubbles

Property bubbles creating unaffordable housing and recession A study of 34 years of the Australian property market has resulted in a 28 page report, Unlocking the Riches of Oz: A Case study of the Social and Economic Costs of Real Estate bubbles (1972 to 2006). Bryan...

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...

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...