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Tech monopolies and the media

September 2, 2020 - 11:00 -- Admin

Recently Google has issued warnings to its users about proposed laws that would affect how big tech companies do business in Australia – specifically with how they treat news content. The Australian New Media Bargaining Code (NMBC) regulations have received a lot of criticism from independent internet content creators, while also being promoted by (employees […]

Tell him he’s dreaming: Perrottet’s stamp duty reform fails cost-benefit

August 20, 2020 - 17:00 -- Admin

First published on MacroBusiness, read our summary and report. The Thodey Review’s draft report is right to place land tax at the centre of its vision for state tax reform. Replacing stamp duty with what the Review called “the states’ best tax lever” has the potential, if enacted sensibly, to support budget recovery without impeding […]

The 129th Henry George Commemorative Address

August 18, 2020 - 11:59 -- Admin

From the precarity of low income renters to fears of property market collapse, COVID19 has exposed the cracked foundations of Australia’s broken housing system. But why has this situation come about? What: The Henry George Commemorative Address When: 6:30PM Wednesday September 3rd via Zoom link Cost: Non-members $10 / Members free Presenting the 129th Henry […]

New Global Empty Homes Network Calls for Worldwide Housing Protections During COVID-19 Crisis

August 12, 2020 - 12:19 -- Admin

Today, Action on Empty Homes, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and Prosper Australia, announce the launch of The Global Empty Homes Network (GEHN). The global consortium of NGO housing organizations and partners are collaborating to understand the international forces exacerbating the global housing crisis. The three organizations, based in the UK, the US, and Australia, […]

Getting the Stamp Duty transition right

July 31, 2020 - 18:13 -- Admin

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 critically important. The NSW Treasurer appears to favour a two-part transition model for […]

Land Positives in Thodey Review

July 3, 2020 - 07:45 -- Admin

Prosper Australia welcomes the release of the Thodey Review into Federal Final Relations which provides the vision the nation urgently needs for the post-pandemic era. The replacement of stamp duty with land tax is key to assisting the necessary productivity improvements. “The funding challenge looms just beyond the crisis phase. To repay additional debt means […]

Big Pharma Plays the Pandemic

June 25, 2020 - 22:48 -- Admin

Renegade Economists Show 585 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 6 – 6.30pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Subscribe to the monthly podcast. Show Notes Renowned health economist Stephen Duckett (Grattan Institute) discusses our health system’s ability to address the pandemic. From preventative practices to problems with our private health system, we then […]

Monopoly Interests in the Pandemic

June 2, 2020 - 10:29 -- Admin

Renegade Economists Show 584 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 6 – 6.30pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Subscribe to the monthly podcast. Please support 3CR’s annual subcriber drive, on now. Show Notes Based on our recent event Airlines, Highways and Airwaves, Prosper Policy Director Jesse Hermans joins Karl Fitzgerald to discuss the […]

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