Karl Fitzgerald

Housing supply fails – Speculative Vacancies instead

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A collection of the week’s radio interviews regarding our 8th report into Speculative Vacancies: With Catherine Cashmore on our favourite weekly show, the Renegade Economists: Vacancies Up, House Prices Up by Renegade Economists on Mixcloud Tony Biggs interviews Karl Fitzgerald on the popular On the Blower (RRR). Great discussion! Speculative Tricks of the Trade by […]

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Vacant homes up 28% despite housing crisis

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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 Melbourne’s total housing stock vacant in 2014 •    Up to 18.9% of investor owned property found vacant •    Speculative Vacancy rate […]

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We spend, you win, you pay

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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 Capture by Renegade Economists on Mixcloud Transcript JF: One way of funding infrastructure without […]

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Kohler: Tax Our Bubble Trouble

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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 death, Henry George may finally be coming into his own. In the 19th century he was […]

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Budget deadweight, Prosper happenings

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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 for Wednesday’s technology fluff up. Some people received 1, 3 or 5 ‘placeholder’ emails. Whoops! We have […]

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Funding Melbourne’s new underground rail link

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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 speeds and frequency throughout the network,” Karl Fitzgerald Project Director, Prosper […]

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Senator Day calls out land bankers

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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 drive up prices of high- and medium-density apartments. He likened the relationship between the property industry […]

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ABC Radio, Apartment Gluts and Competitive Forces

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This morning I was interviewed by ABC (radio) news regarding Planning Minister Matthew Guy’s ‘Super Tuesday’. The questions focused on “the largest number of private residential permits made on one day by the state government”. Will they make a difference? I pointed to the mass of apartments built in Melbourne over the last five years. […]

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Property Drip Feeding Slips Under the ACCC’s Radar

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“We support ACCC’s drive to contest price gouging but express concern the ACCC focus on online sales is a mere detail compared to what is happening under our feet in the land game.” Prosper Australia Project Director Karl Fitzgerald said today “The global property bubble is accelerating in dozens of countries. The few agencies monitoring […]

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Perma-Nomics @ the SLF

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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? Friday Feb 14th, 5 – 6pm Birrung Mar Event map Today’s ‘divide and […]

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