BLOG: Speculative vacancies

Foreign investor tax slug spreads

Catherine Cashmore appeared on Channel 9 news last night to discuss the fact we are building the wrong type of stock to meet our growing community. The report compared the 80,000 apartments due to come onto the market over the next few years with the 80,000 vacant...

Launch reform

The move towards Land Tax reform continues with two supportive papers out in the last few days. Launch Housing has a proposal to fund domestic violence programs out of a vacant housing tax. This was inspired by recommendations from the Royal Commission into Domestic...

Homeless Protest Tax Incentives for Hoarding

Today we featured in the Guardian article by Van Badham: Meet the homeless protesters who are taking on tax breaks for the rich. It has people talking - 236 shares and 208 comments in just a few hours. Badham writes: Word of this betrayal travelled through Melbourne’s...

Friendly Jordies versus Property Speculators

Referencing our eighth Speculative Vacancies Report, Friendly Jordies breaks it down for the everyday person. When are politicians going to get more proactive on the incredible advantages property speculators enjoy? Resources: Zine - Shareholders of Planet Earth Roots...

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...

Speculative Vacancies 8 Report

Executive Summary Prosper Australia’s Speculative Vacancies Report demonstrates how Government housing, tax and supply policies have allowed widespread residential and commercial vacancies in Melbourne. Melbourne’s three main metropolitan water retailers, City West...

Speculative Vacancies 8 report launch

Speculative Vacancies 8 - the Empty Properties Ignored by Statistics Wednesday Dec 9th, 6.30pm Presenter: Catherine Cashmore Venue: Our new premises - Level One, 64 Harcourt St, North Melbourne RSVP - limited seats Read the report Report author Catherine Cashmore has...