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No Reform – Paradise Postponed

photo credit: Steve – wants a job at Chester ZooMELBOURNE and CANBERRA:- Australians had high hopes the Tax Forum would herald the end of taxes that distort and diminish economic activity as Ken Henry recommended. Sadly, these hopes have been dashed, says...

Un-Taxed Privilege

photo credit: rubenerd29 September 2011 MELBOURNE:- Vested interests are determined to stifle reform of the government revenue base at the Tax Forum next week, says Prosper Australia. “The government has lined up industry representatives and lobby peaks – all to plead...

Please, Please, Mr Premier!

photo credit: sky_mitchState Treasury’s brief to the incoming Baillieu Government, the Blue Book, urges tax reform to drive Victoria’s competitiveness. The Blue Book has apparently been leaked to The Age. It strongly recommends lowering the burden of state taxes,...

Melbourne housing ‘Stale Stock’ explodes

26 July 2011 MELBOURNE:- “In the last three months alone, ‘Stale Stock’ in Melbourne postcodes 3000-3207 has ballooned from 19,800 to 31,600,” Prosper Australia Campaign Manager David Collyer said today. ‘Stale Stock’ is property on the market for more than sixty days...

Miners Gouge Australia Twice

photo credit: yewenyi“The mismanagement of both the federal tax powers and Australia’s natural assets by the Gillard government is sickening,” Prosper Australia Campaign Manager David Collyer said today. “They are allowing the miners to gouge our country twice.”...

Australia’s fatal flaw: Negative Gearing

“You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.” – Warren Buffett, Chairman’s letter 2001. Negatively geared property investors are exposing themselves, the banks and every Australian citizen to capital destruction, a highly infectious...

Trolls swarm ‘Buyers Strike’

The internet-based Buyers Strike led by Prosper Australia has become a magnet for anonymous trolls trying to deflect the debate from the key issue of housing affordability with abuse and vilification. “Their message to first home buyers is simplistic and insulting:...

Delighted. And red-faced with anger

photo credit: CarSpotter Australia is delighted to hear our two world-leading miners, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, announce record profits and giant capital investment programs. Our pleasure ends right there. Both these titans are majority owned by foreign interests...

A Grounded Tax System for Australia

photo credit: Timmy Toucan You are cordially invited to an interactive seminar: A Grounded Tax System for Australia Thursday 24 February 2011, 7.00 pm Presenter David Collyer Why work for wages when tax takes the cream? Why risk a business when government sucks your...