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Media Release: Staged Releases

July 26, 2022 - 09:44 -- Admin

New report reveals nine Master Plan Communities costing $5.9 billion in higher housing costs A new report entitled Staged Releases: Peering behind the land supply curtain from Prosper Australia has revealed the profits developers enjoy through the strategic releasing of sites. Karl Fitzgerald, Director of Advocacy at Prosper Australia says, “This research is the first […]

Launch: Staged Releases Report

July 22, 2022 - 08:44 -- Admin

Tues July 26th, 6pm Zoom or Level 1, 64 Harcourt St, North Melbourne Presenter: Karl Fitzgerald How do developers feed supply to the market and under what conditions? Karl Fitzgerald will present the findings of a landmark new report – Staged Releases: Peering Behind the Land Supply Curtain, investigating what happens in the greenfields after […]

S.A Land Tax Challenges

June 24, 2022 - 08:52 -- Admin

Transcript – Mornings with Leon Byner, 5AA FM, Adelaide We’ll there are renewed calls for a broad based land tax to replace stamp duty, now the only thing I ask is, be careful what you wish for. There’s an advocacy group called Prosper Australia and they are are strong supporters of replacing stamp duty with […]

NSW’s First Home Buyers Choice the conversation starter housing needs

June 22, 2022 - 12:33 -- Admin

Sent 21/6/22 Today’s announcement by Premier Perrottet that first home buyers could opt into a land tax was a baby step in the right direction of a broader land tax base. “NSW landholders benefitted to the tune of $705 billion in just 2020-21, and were only required to share $4.8 billion with their fellow citizens […]

Transformative housing policy

May 19, 2022 - 13:11 -- Admin

A version of this article was first published in the Sydney Morning Herald If you believe that our growing rate of homelessness is a national shame, or you’re worried that your kids will never become homeowners (or worse, never move out), then we are sorry to tell you, but whoever wins this election, these issues […]

Progress Magazine #1132 – On a Win

April 14, 2022 - 08:57 -- Admin

The latest edition of Progress Magazine is available now. Peruse past editions here. We start this edition with key speeches from Hansard at the passage of Victoria’s landmark Windfall Gains Tax legislation. You can discern the distinctly Georgist principles invoked by the four speakers to fend off property lobby misinformation and respond with the balance […]

Friendly Jordies on Housing Woes

April 13, 2022 - 10:33 -- Admin

Cross-posted from Friendly Jordies The Facts blog, which provides the policy speak alternative to his cunning video take on Australia’s affordability woes: As reported by Greg Jericho for The Guardian, Australian property prices grew by nearly 25% in 2021 – a figure described as “insane”. As Jericho states, another way of describing this figure is […]