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The New Resources Tax Reduces Mining Risk.

photo credit: jcarter   The Commonwealth of Australia was built on the sound principle natural resources are part of every Australian's endowment. The Henry Tax Review recommended and the Rudd government has accepted a new tax system for mining that builds on this...

Henry Review puts Land Tax on the Agenda

photo credit: anarchosyn The Henry Tax Review’s highlighting of Land Tax as a policy direction is a welcome and encouraging development, says Prosper Australia. “This is THE tool to liberate the people of Australia from their current financial difficulties,” Prosper...

Insights on Canberra’s Land Rent Bill

Gavin Putland The ACT's Land Rent Act, with promised savings of 79% compared to the standard mortgage-based system of home ownership, took effect on July 1. This is an innovative housing affordability policy. Here's what I wrote about it a week before it became law. I...

The Rent of Italy

A grasp of economic rent is vital to understanding geoism and the path to social justice and environmental sanity. Short definitions are helpful but limited – the return to privilege; a free ride at society’s expense; unearned increment; excess profits that...

An Independent A.C.T Taxation Policy

This article was presented at a late 1980's meeting prior to ACT self government and published in the Canberra Times. Terry Dwyer ACT finances will come from three sources - taxes, grants and borrowings. I do not propose to say much about borrowings because borrowings...