Henry George Commemorative Dinner

The EJ Craigie Writing Award

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The 2016 EJ Craigie Writing Award was presented at the 125th Annual Henry George Commemorate Dinner to Philip Soos for his excellent article Australia’s Real Lifters and Leaners published by Independent Australia on June 2. While the award is for a single piece of work, the Prosper Australia executive noted Philip’s considerable output and consistent […]

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Tax State Resilience

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A transcript of Professor Miranda Stewart’s presentation to the 124th Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner. Listen as you flick through the powerpoint, then reiterate with the transcript. The Q & A is included in the audio only. Read about the EJ Craigie Award winner, Matt Ellis. Tax State Resilience – 124th Annual Henry George Commemorative […]

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Best Georgist Writer 2015

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The 124th Annual Henry George Commemorative dinner saw the EJ Craigie award for best Georgist writing given to Matt Ellis for his arresting piece on The housing crash we had to have: A Gen Y perspective on the bubble. Matt Ellis has been an outstanding writer over the year with a number of eye catching […]

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Enews: China, Housing Inquiry, CGO Conference and more

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  Having trouble reading this newsletter? View it online. The enews of Prosper & Earthsharing Australia  AUGUST 2015 What makes a successful tax state? Wednesday September 2nd Royal Society of Victoria, 8 La Trobe St, Melbourne From 6pm $30 (includes dinner and lecture) RSVP & Tickets We are pleased to announce Professor Miranda Stewart, leading international […]

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Evolving Economics Enews, Aug 11

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Having trouble reading this newsletter? View it online. The enews of Prosper & Earthsharing Australia AUGust 2015 Miranda Stewart to speak at the 124th dinner Wednesday September 2nd, from 6pm The Royal Society of Victoria, 8 La Trobe St, Melbourne RSVP & Tickets ($30 includes dinner and lecture) We are excited to announce Miranda Stewart […]

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124th Henry George Dinner with Prof. Miranda Stewart – 2 September

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Prosper Australia is excited to announce leading international expert on tax law and policy Professor Miranda Stewart  as speaker at the 124th Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner. Miranda is Director of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at Crawford School, Australian National University. RSVP & Tickets. She poses the question: What makes a successful tax state? Her talk will […]

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How to get the states on board federal reform

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By Leith van Onselen The AFR’s Alan Mitchell has written a solid piece prognosticating about the best tax reform options to reform Australia’s federation. Predictably, Mitchell mentions raising/broadening the GST in exchange for lower income taxes, which according to the OECD could produce a long-term increase of almost 1% in Australia’s GDP in the event of […]

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John Freebairn: Treasurers Can’t Sell Reform

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  The transcript from John Freebairn’s presentation at the 123rd annual Henry George Commemorative dinner. John Freebairn: Thank you Andy and Karl, ladies and gentlemen. So what I want to do today, tonight I guess, is make the argument why do we need to reform State taxes and in doing that I’m then going to […]

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E.J. Craigie Writing Award winner – Catherine Cashmore

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Some years ago, Prosper made a deliberate decision to join Australia’s economic debate, to advocate reform and contest poor policy wherever it rears its ugly head. To further this, we are proud to institute the E. J. Craigie Writing Award for the best Georgist article in the past year. E J Craigie was the independent […]

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Freebairn: engaging States in tax reform

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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 year or two to explain why the current system is […]

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