Speeches

John Freebairn: Treasurers Can’t Sell Reform

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  The transcript from John Freebairn’s presentation at the 123rd annual Henry George Commemorative dinner. John Freebairn: Thank you Andy and Karl, ladies and gentlemen. So what I want to do today, tonight I guess, is make the argument why do we need to reform State taxes and in doing that I’m then going to […]

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Clyde Cameron advocates for Land Tax in Federal Parliament: 1968

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Mr. Clyde Cameron AO was the member for Hindmarsh in South Australia. These speech extracts were published in Progress Magazine, December 1968. One of the biggest difficulties for people wanting to build a house today is to find a suitable block of land at a decent and respectable price. The cost of land has reached […]

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A Speech For Land Tax – 1988 Victorian Parliament

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This speech is taken from Progress Magazine Issue No. 936, February 1988. It’s by Morris Williams, member for Doncaster and a past president of Prosper Australia (then known as Tax Reform Australia). SPEECH FOR LAND TAX IN THE VICTORIAN PARLIAMENT Mr. WILLIAMS (Doncaster)—The Bill distresses me. It could have roared like a lion, but it […]

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Saul Eslake: 50 Years of Housing Failure

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Address to the 122nd Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner The Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne 2nd, September 2013 by Saul Eslake An edited audio recording of the presentation was broadcast on this week’s Renegade Economists radio show. Note: The opinions expressed in this talk are solely those of the speaker in his private capacity, and […]

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Privatisation = Disguised Corporate Taxation

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Renegade Economists podcast 292 As broadcast on 3CR, Wed June 5th, 2013 Listen to the show Subscribe to the weekly podcast Dr Terry Dwyer (former Treasury economist) continues the investigation into monopoly theory, discussing wasteful competition in what were once natural monopolies. Dwyer hammers home the need for economics to be remembered not as a […]

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Hello & Welcome Speech: Punch Lane Launch

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Andy Moore, President of Prosper Australia. May 31st, 2013 We are here tonight for the launch of a new look and invigorated think tank – Prosper Australia’s new Punch Lane address – as we migrate closer to the corridors of power at the state legislature. Tonight we unveil a new logo – a new website […]

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A grounded tax system for australia

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You are cordially invited to an interactive seminar: A Grounded Tax System for Australia by David Collyer photo credit: Nuytsia@Tas Why work for wages when tax takes the cream? Why risk a business when government sucks your blood? And why landowners make our lives unsustainable. There is a better way! 7.oo pm Thursday 24 February […]

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Land and Monopoly

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By Winston Churchill Speech given to the House of Commons Land monopoly is not the only monopoly, but it is by far the greatest of monopolies – it is a perpetual monopoly, and it is the mother of all other forms of monopoly. Unearned increments in land are not the only form of unearned or […]

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Please Explain, Mr Brumby

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Derived from the presentation by Lev Lafayette at the Hume Global Learning Centre, June 28, 2006 Introduction Tonight I am representing Prosper Australia, an organisation which has, in various guises, been a part of Victoria for over one hundred years. One key objective of the organisation is the reduction, as much as possible of taxes […]

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Six Centuries of Work and Wages

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Professor Thorold Rogers “I have stated more than once that the fifteenth century and the first quarter of the sixteenth were the golden age of the English labourer, if we are to interpret the wages which he earned by the cost of the necessaries of life. At no time were wages, relatively speaking, so high, […]

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