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John Freebairn: Treasurers Can’t Sell Reform

  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...

A Speech For Land Tax – 1988 Victorian Parliament

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...

Saul Eslake: 50 Years of Housing Failure

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...

Hello & Welcome Speech: Punch Lane Launch

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...

A grounded tax system for australia

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...

Land and Monopoly

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...

Please Explain, Mr Brumby

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...

Six Centuries of Work and Wages

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...