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Josh Ryan Collins ACT Seminar: Life After interest rates

November 19, 2019 - 16:48 -- Admin

1pm, Dec 4th Parliament House With interest rate cuts failing to stop the economic slide, and consistent warnings from our RBA chief that monetary policy cannot do what fiscal stimulus must, what else can we do to support Australia’s prosperity? Helping us navigate the political-economic pressures of the day is Josh Ryan-Collins, renowned UK economist […]

Public or private housing? There’s an in-between solution

November 18, 2019 - 12:46 -- Admin

Originally published by The Age. By Emily Sims, Director of Engagement at Prosper Australia There’s something awfully jarring about contemporary public land privatisations. When we’re side-stepping rough sleepers in the street, it seems incredible that a Labor government can’t find a way to use our land for housing. Some statistics: 26 per cent is the […]

Josh Ryan Collins Melbourne lecture: Fiscal policy in a low interest rate era

November 14, 2019 - 18:33 -- Admin

  With interest rate cuts failing to stop the slide into recession, and consistent warnings from our RBA chief that monetary policy cannot do what fiscal stimulus must, what else can we do to support Australia’s prosperity?     Helping us navigate the macro political-economic ideas underpinning these styles of economy management is Josh Ryan-Collins, […]

Submission – Australia’s Oil and Gas Reserves Inquiry

November 7, 2019 - 12:55 -- Admin

Prosper recently submitted to the Standing Committee on Economics’ Australia’s Oil and Gas Inquiry. The Reform Agenda An effective resource rent mechanism is paramount to guaranteeing the economic rights of all citizens. This ensures the public receives a fair share of the value extracted. The ABS quantifies that Australia’s natural resources have increased in value: […]

The Transit Transformation Australia Needs: Launch

October 17, 2019 - 13:54 -- Admin

The true value of public transport is well understood by property investors. It is certainly understood by John Sidoti MP. He is currently facing ICAC after purchasing land near proposed new rail developments during his time as parliamentary secretary to the ministers for transport and planning. So why can’t some of this value be leveraged […]

Stamp Duty triples in cost to economy

October 16, 2019 - 13:09 -- Admin

Cross posted from The Australian, former EJ Craigie winner Adam Creighton writes up our recent Designing the Transition: Stamp Duty to Land Tax report. Stamp duty is much better than land tax if you stand to inherit a mansion They reckon it is political suicide: that’s the best argument against dumping punishingly high rates of […]

Stamp Duty to Land Tax – The Transition in Brief

October 14, 2019 - 10:49 -- Admin

Prosper has released our latest report, Stamp Duty to Land Tax: Designing the Transition by economist Dr. Tim Helm. The report challenges the prevailing orthodoxy that the highly sought-after stamp duty to land tax reform is too “politically difficult” to achieve.  What reform and why? Most policy experts agree that stamp duties impose significant costs […]

October Monthly Discussion: the case for a universal basic income

October 9, 2019 - 14:58 -- Admin

Join us for pizza, wine, and a meaty discussion around the latest economic hot topic: universal basic income. When? 6pm, Wednesday 30th October Where? Prosper Australia HQ: Level 1, 64 Harcourt St North Melbourne Leading the discussion this month will be Paul Ross, founder of universal basic income advocacy group the Citizen’s Dividend Organisation. With […]

Speech – Land, Labour and Capital: Understanding economic and social problems

October 8, 2019 - 07:37 -- Admin

A transcript of Professor Frank Stilwell’s presentation to the 128th Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner, entitled: Land, Labour and Capital: Understanding economic and social problems. Thank you for that nice introduction and thank you for the invitation to come and talk at tonight’s 128th HG Anniversary Dinner. This is great and I am indeed honoured by […]

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