Privatising Airport Management

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Surprise surprise, Airports Fear Price Controls (the Age 24/07/06). The Federal Govt’s decision to privatise the management of airports is leading to all sorts of problems. Not only have exit & entry fees jumped enormously, but now they are engaged in infighting with their monopoly cousins, the airlines! This article does all but tell who […]

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The Economics of Abundance

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International Union of LVT Conference – London July 2006 The theme of the International Union Conference was The Economics of Abundance – the point being critical that the wealth is there in economies, it’s just that it is terribly distributed by taxation regimes devised and maintained by a small but powerful band of rentiers. The […]

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Victorians Risk Losing Homes

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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 activities of individuals and business has always been an act that creates a disincentive […]

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Land Hoarders Hurt Land Supply

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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 rates by local governments (Victoria) have been the […]

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ALP = Australian Landlord Party?

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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 the money from? One obvious avenue is to renege on the […]

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Moreland Quadruple Rates on Vacant Land

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The City of Moreland’s recent decision to quadruple rates on vacant land (as seen in the Sunday Age’s Anger grows over City Bombsites (29/04/06) must have assisted in the decision to sell the huge Kodak factory site in Coburg (p22 The Age 1/07/06), which had been vacant since 2004.

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Land Tax Changes Shameful

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Herald Sun Dear Ms. Freegard, I read with interest your report on May 26 (“Push to ease land tax pain”) in the Herald Sun. As of course you would be aware, there is always two sides to every story, and the Property Council of Australia is an organisation which benefits from higher land prices. As […]

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New Books Available

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Our Hardware Lane premises have received a number of new books recently including: Phil Day’s “Hijacked Inheritance” Mark Braund’s “The Possibility of Progress” Fred Harrison’s insightful “Wheels of Fortune” Friends are encouraged to visit our extensive library where Geonomics Newsletters such as “The Geonomist” & “Groundswell” are available to borrow. We also have periodical magazines […]

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Earth Rights Democracy Tour Overview

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Alanna Hartzok’s Earth Rights Democracy Tour overview Over 12 talks and 450 plus people heard Alanna’s core message – “We all have an equal right and a birth right to the Earth. The earth has a biological & ecological right to its future too. We are promoting a new form of property rights where what […]

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Taxation Vs Privacy

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If you own a piece of land, the State government wants to know. Why? Because you expect the government to enforce your exclusive right to occupy or let that land. Moreover, as the total supply of land is fixed, it is a matter of public interest that you are depriving other people of a certain […]

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