Why Land Tax?

Our land is a finite and essential resource we all need to thrive. It needs to be treated differently to other things in our global marketplace. 

Stamp Duty to Land Tax

This is how we get there

Speculative Vacancies

Thousands of properties across our cities are being witheld from the rental market

We have everything we need on earth for all of us to thrive.

 

Yet many of us struggle to pay our bills or find affordable housing near our workplace.

 

We aim to hold up a light to the dark corners of our economic system that aren’t working for the common good anymore.

 

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Our latest Research 

The Transit Transformation Australia Needs

Well planned public transport creates so much value for our community in terms of access to jobs, city centres, and business. This value can be leveraged to fund the bold projects we need to build if we’re to fix our transport infrastructure backlog.

Stamp Duty to Land Tax: Designing the Transition

For politicians searching for a circuit-breaker on state tax reform, our model offers generous but logical concessions for existing owners, choice for future buyers, and an attractive introductory period to secure support early on. It is complex at the policy design back-end but simple at the taxpayer front-end.

Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing - Book

Unspoken Alternatives to Expensive Housing

Cameron Murray

Most housing subsidies end up increasing landlord and developer profits rather than reducing housing costs for residents. Public land rent schemes  and private Community Land Trusts, are proven ways to ensure that subsidies reduce costs for homeowners.

Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing - Book

Speculative Vacancies 9

Our latest in a series of reports measuring the number of properties across Melbourne that are witheld from the rental market.

BOOKSTORE

Progress and Poverty

Henry George

The all-time best-selling economics book.  Written in beautiful prose, an explainer on the paradox of increasing inequality despite advancing technology.

Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing - Book

Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing

Josh Ryan-Collins, Laurie McFarlane and Toby Lloyd
An accessible but provocative refresh to the economics of land and housing.

Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing - Book

Who Gets What?

Frank Stilwell and Kirrily Jordan

Analysing Economic Inequality in Australia, Stilwell & Jordan delve into the data to paint a picture of a two speed society whilst providing needed solutions.

Game of Mates

Cameron Murray and Paul Frijters

A tale of economic theft across major sectors of Australia’s economy, showing how well-connected insiders are able to siphon of billions.

Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing - Book

The Community Land Trust Reader

John Davis
The Community Land Trust Reader brings together the seminal texts that inspired and defined the CLT.