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“How to Simplify Government” with Phil Anderson

Presenter: Phil Anderson When: Friday March 18th, Where:  Level 1/ 64 Harcourt St, North Melbourne Time: 6.30pm Tickets $25 After studying history’s lessons for forty years, Phillip J Anderson has come to one conclusion: GOVERNMENT HAS TO GO. If you want to know why...

Another day, another parliamentary inquiry

The House of Representatives economic committee inquiry into Home Ownership was opened with fanfare and encouraging comments by chair John Alexander (Liberal, Bennelong): “Some have said we are on track to becoming a Kingdom where the Lords own all the land and...

ACT landowners are revolting

The Property Council of Australia is ‘vehemently opposed’ to Canberra’s special land levy to part-fund the $600 million light rail project from Gungahlin to the city, calling it “just another property tax in disguise”. The PCA’s Catherine Carter says, “To tax again an...

Goody Goody Goody!

Sometimes, through the smoke and fireworks of the national debate a political commentator sees the path forward and points the way. Today in the Australian Financial Review, Alan Mitchell takes a far-sighted approach to the crisis provoked by the Abbott government in...

Can the Senate address housing affordability

By Catherine Cashmore Reposted from Macrobusiness In the final hours of Federal Parliament for 2013, Labor Senator Jan McLucas succeeded in establishing an inquiry by the Economics References Committee, in addressing Australia’s growing housing affordability crisis,...