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Investment in affordable housing won’t cause a drop in private market house prices

September 29, 2020 - 22:25 -- Admin

Politicians must put aside ineffective market boosting policies if they wish to achieve housing affordability and improve social housing infrastructure in Australia. Australia has become dependent on high house prices to sustain new housing construction, which is why new supply hasn’t resolved affordability pressures for first home buyers or renters Public policy should prioritise affordable […]

Transcript: Overcoming reform theatre: on ‘planning red tape’, policy performance, and the politics of housing

September 15, 2020 - 10:57 -- Admin

Our first Annual Henry George Commemorative Address via zoom saw Professor Nicole Gurran usher the audience through the fallacious arguments that high Australian home prices are due to planning regulations choking the supply of new dwellings. A vibrant Q & A follows. Transcription to the 129th Annual Henry George Address EMILY: Good evening, everyone. Thank […]

The Miracle of the Rentenmark

September 14, 2020 - 17:13 -- Admin

Renegade Economists Show 587 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 6 – 6.30pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Subscribe to the monthly podcast. Show Notes With the corona crash only just beginning economically speaking, we need the best tools available. So we delve back into the archives to this 2012 interview with the […]

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 […]