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Media Release: The Economy Made Easy

Real estate cycle expert Bryan Kavanagh says turnover and price declines in Sydney and Melbourne during 2018 indicate an economic recession in the 2019-20 financial year. The 2018 "Kavanagh-Putland Index", released today, shows the total value of Australian real...

National land prices up $594 billion

MEDIA RELEASE Wage growth suffers from record increase in Australian land prices. “The $593.7 billion uplift in land prices announced today is thirty times larger than total banking profits. The average annual gain has been around $180 billion, so to have an increase...

Rates Cap to Continue Vicious Circle

“Victorian Labor’s capping of local council rates plays straight into the hands of Tony Abbott’s pro-GST revenue centralisation agenda” stated Prosper Australia Project Director Karl Fitzgerald. “The integrity of Victoria’s local council rating independence was dealt...

Funding Melbourne’s new underground rail link

“Victorian Labor’s capping of local council rates plays straight into the hands of Tony Abbott’s pro-GST revenue centralisation agenda” stated Prosper Australia Project Director Karl Fitzgerald. “The integrity of Victoria’s local council rating independence was dealt...

Freebairn: engaging States in tax reform

Press Release for Speculative Vacancies 7 report launch  A new report finds 64,386 properties are likely vacancies during Melbourne’s record-long housing supply crisis. “32% of the Docklands may be a speculators paradise but it’s facing a ghost town future if the...

Higher GST ignores housing, inequity

Press Release Last night Professor John Freebairn gave a passionate speech at the 123rd Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner, on the difficulty of meaningful tax reform. “The problem is we don't have a Paul Keating or a Peter Costello who is willing to spend a...

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