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Affordability runs on the board

October 11, 2018 - 10:53 -- Admin

Dr Cameron Murray on actual housing affordability policy that works. A short video on two policies at least FOUR times more effective than the dominant paradigm of ‘build more houses’. These are excerpts from the 127th Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner, where we launched Cameron’s Unspoken Alternatives to Expensive Housing. See the full speech and […]

Post GFC: The Quest to Own the Future

September 13, 2018 - 13:52 -- Admin

unsplash-logoChristopher Burns First published in Progress Magazine #1124, this article is timely upon the ten year anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis. Please note the first graph when reading the many GFC related articles this week. Not content with blowing up the global economy in 2008, Wall Street quickly moved to extend its’ grasp on […]

The 2018 EJ Craigie Award winner

September 5, 2018 - 13:00 -- Admin

Last night Warwick Smith, Senior economist at Per Capita was awarded the EJ Craigie Writing Award for his piece The big spending Victorian state budget is built on Australia’s worst tax. Warwick quickly laid out the damaging effects of stamp duties and then moved on to show another innovative ACT policy move, with the transition […]

Housing: Unspoken Alternatives

September 4, 2018 - 19:01 -- Admin

How to deliver affordable housing without inflating landlord profits Most housing subsidies end up increasing landlord and developer profits rather than reducing housing costs for residents. Public land rent schemes that provide discounted land access to owners, and private Community Land Trusts, are proven ways to ensure that subsidies reduce costs for homeowners. Executive Summary […]

Andrew’s Government sells Land Titles Office for a $32m p.a. loss

August 30, 2018 - 13:23 -- Admin

The Andrews government have privatised the Land Titles Registry this week on a 40 year lease for sum of $2.86bn. The Government claim that this exercise is to “fund new schools, hospital and transport infrastructure.” Let us be clear, this sale does not fund a thing. State government assets are not magic money trees that […]

Can Landlords Protest?

August 27, 2018 - 16:38 -- Admin

Our latest enews. Enjoy. Change to tenancy laws. Can landlords protest? Guys, I have the BEST landlady. She lets me keep a cat; approves all maintenance requests in a jiffy; turns a blind eye to my unsanctioned use of 3M hooks… My real estate agent says she is the best landlord on his books. Amendments […]

Challenging the Build-to-Rent momentum

August 27, 2018 - 16:05 -- Admin

Edition 1124 of Progress Magazine is out with an investigation of the looming corporate control of the rental market. The evidence coming in from the northern hemisphere is not pretty. Here is the editorial. Editorial We are pleased to announce that Dr Cameron Murray will be presenting our 127th Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner: Housing […]

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