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Transcript – Inquiry into the Long-Term Lease of the Land Titles Registry

July 26, 2018 - 11:47 -- Admin

5 July 2018 TRANSCRIPT: STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING Inquiry into the proposed long-term lease of land titles and registry functions of Land Use Victoria Members Mr David Davis — Chair Dr Samantha Ratnam Witnesses Mr Karl Fitzgerald (affirmed), Project Director, and Mr Jesse Hermans (affirmed) Administrative Assistant and Researcher, Prosper Australia. The […]

Land Titles Registry Inquiry

July 3, 2018 - 15:28 -- Admin

Prosper Australia will be appearing at the Inquiry Into the Proposed Long Term Leasing of Land Titles and Registry Functions of Land Use Victoria (LUV). Time: 11am, Thursday July 5 Where: Meeting Room G2, 55 St Andrews Place, East Melbourne Who: Karl Fitzgerald A number of transcriptions from previous witnesses, including key public servants, are […]

Public deserves to reap benefit of windfall

July 2, 2018 - 11:45 -- Admin

Letters to the Editor AFR, Wednesday June 27th Michael Musgrave’s New value capture tax will hit every development in Parramatta [$] (25/6 AFR) made a strong case for his constituents. It’s the Australian way for property developers to make rezoning windfalls in their sleep. Musgrave musters every scaremongering tactic in the developers playbook over the […]

Submission on the Privatisation of Land Use Victoria

June 26, 2018 - 10:40 -- Admin

Submission to the Standing Committee on the Environment and Planning Inquiry into the proposed long-term lease of land titles and registry functions of Land Use Victoria June 22, 2018 To Mr. David Davis (Chair): Prosper Australia is Melbourne-based not-for-profit engaged in research and advocacy. Our primary focus is on the political economy of land and […]

What can’t be said

June 12, 2018 - 12:18 -- Admin

Having recently read biographies of Paul Keating, Wayne Swan, and Craig Emerson, I’m astounded at their incredible levels of political commitment and investment in the Labor Party, and to Australia, during the Hawke-Keating period of government from 11 March 1983 to 11 March 1996. But their economics was fatally flawed. Emerson’s account expands into the […]

The Monthly Discussion – June

June 6, 2018 - 11:19 -- Admin

The Monthly Discussion – Tax policy plot twists What: Discuss + Debate + Drinks + Pizza When: Wednesday, June 6th Time: 6pm Cost: Free Name a tax that lowers the price? Name a tax designed to raise no revenue? How can we simultaneously encourage densification and decentralisation? Next week we’re joining the dots between taxation […]

Progress Prosper

May 23, 2018 - 12:24 -- Admin

The latest edition of Progress is out! Each May we celebrate the anniversary of the magazine. This is the 115th year the magazine has been in operation. If you would like a digital copy emailed to you sign up below. Become a member to receive a physical copy. Here is the editorial. Recent Prosper news includes […]

The Hope of Economic Growth

May 16, 2018 - 10:51 -- Admin

The narrative of endless economic growth delivering society’s needs is questioned by this revealing graph on the classical components of GDP, released in Prosper Australia’s Trickle Up Economics report. The national accounts provide detailed analysis of who gets what. But when the gross figures are broken across the three factors of production, the streamlined perspective […]

Victorian Budget Formula

May 1, 2018 - 17:06 -- Admin

Read our Victorian budget submission for further detail on the following issues. A first glance at the Victorian State Budget sees an election year budget, light on reform, big on expenditure. The billowing Victorian land market underpinned most of the spending, with $7.1 bn in stamp duties alone. Some say that the property sector was […]