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In Australia, why do people who produce nothing get rewarded the most? – Waleed Aly

September 14, 2023 - 17:26 -- Admin

If we’re going to have to rethink our tax system, rent-seeking seems a good place to start. Perhaps if we taxed productive profit less than its unproductive counterpart, we’d have the seedlings of a system better designed to meet what the Intergenerational Report warns us is coming.

Prosper Australia welcomes Inquiry attention to Stamp Duty to Land Tax transition

August 30, 2023 - 14:15 -- Admin

Prosper Australia welcomes Inquiry attention to Stamp Duty to Land Tax transition Prosper Australia today commended the Victorian Legislative Council’s Inquiry into Land transfer duty fees for their careful attention to the difficult issues involved in transitioning from stamp duty to a land tax. Prosper Australia Director of Research and Policy, Tim Helm, says: “We […]

Submission to the Inquiry into the Rental and Housing Affordability Crisis in Victoria

July 26, 2023 - 16:06 -- Admin

Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee 7 July 2023 Thank you for the opportunity to submit to the Legal and Social Issues Committee’s inquiry into rental and housing affordability. Prosper Australia is an independent research institute formed over 100 years ago to further public knowledge of the teachings and principles of economist and land […]

In brief: Planning deregulation, Housing Supply and Affordability

July 25, 2023 - 14:56 -- Admin

Planning deregulation, especially rezoning, has been repeatedly touted as a key policy solution to Australia’s eye watering house prices. The story goes that prices remain high because the supply of new dwellings in accessible, desirable locations has not kept pace with demand due to zoning restrictions. Rezoning for higher uses will increase supply and make […]

Land Ownership Makes No Sense

July 25, 2023 - 09:57 -- Admin

by Jehan Azad & Uri Bram Wired Magazine (published May 4, 2023). Reprinted with permission. “There’s no such thing as a good landlord” is a rallying cry of angry renters. In the future, it might be conventional morality that it’s simply wrong to own land. In our times, owning land seems as natural as owning […]