land rezoning

Public deserves to reap benefit of windfall

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Letters to the Editor AFR, Wednesday June 27th Michael Musgrave’s New value capture tax will hit every development in Parramatta [$] (25/6 AFR) made a strong case for his constituents. It’s the Australian way for property developers to make rezoning windfalls in their sleep. Musgrave musters every scaremongering tactic in the developers playbook over the […]

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Rezoning in Queensland rife for further investigation

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If only 4 Corners was edgy enough to cover this important work, because as Fairfax’s Michael Pascoe said, this research should be triggering a royal commission. Cross-posted from Cameron Murray’s Fresh Economic Thinking blog How to get your land rezoned: A QLD story My previous research looked at favouritism in land rezoning via the Urban Land Development […]

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Monopoly rents on notice

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The last few weeks have seen more good news in support of our objectives for economic justice. Monopoly rents have been called into question in a variety of different guises. Yesterday Peter Orszag (Obama’s budget czar) was in Australia for a conference and was quoted in an article entitled Piketty got inequality wrong says former […]

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