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Vacant homes up 28% despite housing crisis

Media Release: Speculative Vacancies Defy Housing Affordability Pressures – Again 82,724 properties lie vacant and unoccupied across Greater Melbourne, according to Prosper Australia’s 2015 Speculative Vacancies Report released today. Key findings: •    4.8% of...

We spend, you win, you pay

Karl Fitzgerald was interviewed yesterday on ABC morning radio with Jon Faine. The hot topic was PM Turnbull’s innovative push to utilise value capture for infrastructure financing. We have long advocated this reform. Karl Fitzgerald on ABC radio re Land Value...

Kohler: Tax Our Bubble Trouble

Australia’s most high profile business reporter, Alan Kohler, turned up unannounced this week to find out about the group behind the rising interest in Henry George and Land Value Tax. Cross-posted from Business Spectator ($):   Almost 120 years after his...

Budget deadweight, Prosper happenings

Join our fortnightly enews on all things evolving economics. Read past editions.  Share with your friends! Having trouble reading this newsletter? View it online. The enews of Prosper & Earthsharing Australia MAY 2015 Gratis Tech Crash 101 Our deepest apologies...

Funding Melbourne’s new underground rail link

Media Release “The Andrews government has lost no time putting its stamp on the future shape of Melbourne, funding the planning stage of the Melbourne Metro Rail tunnel – while fretting about the $9 billion cost. “Victoria can fund this vital connection, lifting train...

Senator Day calls out land bankers

Finally a Senator has said it, on the front page of the Australian Financial Review: Senator Day described sections of the property industry as “carpet-bagging, rent-seeking bootleggers” who used political donations to wield ­influence to restrict land supply and...

Perma-Nomics @ the SLF

As we build up for another year of inspiring conversation at the Earthsharing stall at the Sustainable Living Festival (Feb 14 – 16), put this presentation in your calender: PERMA-NOMICS CAN THE 12 PRINCIPLES OF PERMACULTURE BE PARAPHRASED INTO A NEW ECONOMICS?...