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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...

Value Capture Variants

Last Thursday Catherine Cashmore and I addressed the Select Committee into the Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures. Read the Hansard transcription. We felt it important to put on the public record the various value capture mechanisms with commentary on their...

Senate Inquiry soon

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Monopoly rents on notice

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...

Putting Right Price on Infrastructure

The editorial for the Australian Financial Review summed up Malcolm Turnbull's push for value capture so well we had to share it with you: Malcolm Turnbull doesn’t just ride on trains, he understands that they are the arteries of a modern city. This insight is clearly...

Enews: VC Advocacy, New office

Join our regular enews for all the good news in Evolving Economics. See past editions. Having trouble reading this newsletter? View it online. The enews of Prosper & Earthsharing Australia 2015 Value Capture Agenda Prime Minister Turnbull has promoted his...

We spend, you win, you pay

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...

Payback for marginal seat

The Andrews Government infrastructure jewel - the removal of level crossings - is already creating positives.  Local agents say the removals, which will set the rail line below road level, will increase the desirability of properties in the immediate area and have a...

Value Capture for Victoria

  Debate over the new Melbourne Metro Tunnel and the funding needed is expected to heat up now that PM Abbott has said the $1.5 for the E-W Link is 'locked in a box'. An interesting article in The Age highlighted the need for value capture: One idea floated this...