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Malervescence: a government determined on tax deform

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has produced so many thought bubbles on tax reform he makes fresh beer look flat. His latest effervescence is for the states to levy their own income tax on top of the Commonwealth take. He needs to be warned: Be careful what you wish for. Should Australia proceed down this path, […]

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“How to Simplify Government” with Phil Anderson

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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 Australians are saddled with the highest private debt levels in the world… […]

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Do we at last have an Infrastructure Prime Minister?

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Over the weekend, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull delighting Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk by announcing a federal contribution of $95 million for the Gold Coast light rail project. Journalists have leapt on this new policy stance, different from the previous PM Tony Abbott who point-blank refused to fund public transport, and called for roads, roads, roads. […]

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Another day, another parliamentary inquiry

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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 the biggest Lord will be King and the enslaved serf tenant is paying […]

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12km of cost-shifting – onto working stiffs like you

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The Property Council of Australia was out again yesterday, sternly defending the land from pesky taxes and ‘value capture’. Well, their land. The ACT branch said its members “applaud the ACT government’s vision” for the 12-kilometre tram linking the city and Gungahlin, according to the Canberra Times. They want the new tramline, which will shrink […]

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ACT landowners are revolting

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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”.

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Goody Goody Goody!

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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 its attempt to raise and broaden the GST. The Liberal Party has long […]

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The Senate Housing Affordability Inquiry: Prosper’s submission

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Australia has blown a land bubble of immense size.  This troubling reality has finally come to the attention of the Senate and obliged it to examine the matter. Prosper Australia’s submission to the Senate Housing Affordability inquiry examines nine key economic measures of housing affordability and finds all at or near historic highs.  Rather than housing […]

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Can the Senate address housing affordability

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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, stating; “…pressures on affordability of housing in Australia have continued to intensify, especially in capital cities and mining communities.” […]

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Canberra’s Centenary and the Perennial Land Question

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2013 Clyde Cameron Memorial Lecture Saturday 14th December 2pm-5pm Keynote Speaker: Mr. Jack Waterford A.M. University House Hall, 1 Balmain Crescent, ANU J.E. (Jack) Waterford is an Australian journalist and commentator who is now Editor-at-Large of The Canberra Times. Jack Waterford graduated in law from the Australian National University. He began his journalism career as […]

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