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Getting the Stamp Duty transition right

Getting the Stamp Duty transition right

Replacing stamp duty with land tax has the potential, if enacted sensibly, to support budget recovery without impeding economic growth.  The NSW and Victorian Treasurers are to be commended for taking on the challenge of reform. How this switch is implemented is...

Reform Agenda Machinations

Published as The Planned Obsolescence of the Public Interest in Online Opinion A fascinating power play continues in the debate over vertical fiscal imbalance. The strategic intent is prevalent from federal to local politics, where the health of the public revenue...

John Freebairn: Treasurers Can’t Sell Reform

  The transcript from John Freebairn's presentation at the 123rd annual Henry George Commemorative dinner. John Freebairn: Thank you Andy and Karl, ladies and gentlemen. So what I want to do today, tonight I guess, is make the argument why do we need to reform...

20 Investor Advantages

  Updated April 2016 Location, location is a crucial real estate strategy but ignored in neo-classical economics. This leads to poor economic policy that ignores the natural advantage of owning a prime location over running a business. Investors hover around 50+%...

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...