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Victorian Budget Perspectives

Victorian Budget Perspectives

Taken from our fortnightly Evolving Economics enews.Subscribe here Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas has delivered a great set of budget measures which will improve the resilience, fairness and efficiency of Victoria’s tax system. This budget features a number of changes...

The Monthly Discussion in November – Victoria votes!

The Monthly Discussion in November – Victoria votes! What: Discuss + Debate + Drinks + Pizza When: Wednesday, November 7 Time: 6pm Cost: Free Come along to the Monthly Discussion in November for the Great Victorian Election Debate! We analyse the policies and...

Victorian Budget Formula

Read our Victorian budget submission for further detail on the following issues. A first glance at the Victorian State Budget sees an election year budget, light on reform, big on expenditure. The billowing Victorian land market underpinned most of the spending, with...

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...

Future Melbourne hampered by rate cap

Last night I attended the Melbourne City Council’s Future Melbourne Meeting to speak on the dangers the Andrews Government rating cap has placed on council revenue raising. Cr Stephen Mayne had an interesting motion that caught my eye via twitter: Future Melbourne...

Privatise at your own peril Premier

Queensland’s weekend election saw the largest turnaround in Australian political history. A landslide against the ALP at the last election, now one back their way this time spells an electorate concerned with the economic vision for their future. With much of...

Rates Cap to Continue Vicious Circle

“Victorian Labor’s capping of local council rates plays straight into the hands of Tony Abbott’s pro-GST revenue centralisation agenda” stated Prosper Australia Project Director Karl Fitzgerald. “The integrity of Victoria’s local council rating independence was dealt...

Vic Govt need for policy integrity

The new Andrews Government provides a fresh opportunity for reviewing the role of state revenues. The current property bubble has provided a windfall in Stamp Duty revenues allowing for considered reform. The hot topics the State government must address to enhance its...