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The Transit Transformation Australia Needs: Launch

October 17, 2019 - 13:54 -- Admin

The true value of public transport is well understood by property investors. It is certainly understood by John Sidoti MP. He is currently facing ICAC after purchasing land near proposed new rail developments during his time as parliamentary secretary to the ministers for transport and planning. So why can’t some of this value be leveraged […]

Stamp Duty triples in cost to economy

October 16, 2019 - 13:09 -- Admin

Cross posted from The Australian, former EJ Craigie winner Adam Creighton writes up our recent Designing the Transition: Stamp Duty to Land Tax report. Stamp duty is much better than land tax if you stand to inherit a mansion They reckon it is political suicide: that’s the best argument against dumping punishingly high rates of […]

Stamp Duty to Land Tax – The Transition in Brief

October 14, 2019 - 10:49 -- Admin

Prosper has released our latest report, Stamp Duty to Land Tax: Designing the Transition by economist Dr. Tim Helm. The report challenges the prevailing orthodoxy that the highly sought-after stamp duty to land tax reform is too “politically difficult” to achieve.  What reform and why? Most policy experts agree that stamp duties impose significant costs […]

October Monthly Discussion: the case for a universal basic income

October 9, 2019 - 14:58 -- Admin

Join us for pizza, wine, and a meaty discussion around the latest economic hot topic: universal basic income. When? 6pm, Wednesday 30th October Where? Prosper Australia HQ: Level 1, 64 Harcourt St North Melbourne Leading the discussion this month will be Paul Ross, founder of universal basic income advocacy group the Citizen’s Dividend Organisation. With […]

Speech – Land, Labour and Capital: Understanding economic and social problems

October 8, 2019 - 07:37 -- Admin

A transcript of Professor Frank Stilwell’s presentation to the 128th Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner, entitled: Land, Labour and Capital: Understanding economic and social problems. Thank you for that nice introduction and thank you for the invitation to come and talk at tonight’s 128th HG Anniversary Dinner. This is great and I am indeed honoured by […]

The Monthly Discussion: Victoria’s Big Build – how the heck are we going to pay for all this?

August 29, 2019 - 12:59 -- Admin

Victoria’s Big Build: How the heck are we going to pay for all this? Wednesday, September 25th, 6pm The Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Pl, Melbourne  We’ve tallied it up, and Victoria’s transport infrastructure bill is looking like $100 billion. Suburban Rail Loop alone is pegged at $50 billion. Join us for a drink at our […]

Infrastructure Australia to be Bolder

August 19, 2019 - 10:43 -- Admin

Cross-posted from the Australian Financial ReviewThe federal government’s infrastructure advisory body is facing criticism for stepping back from an ambitious reform agenda outlined little more than a year ago, with its latest audit silent on road user charges, service privatisation and land tax reform. Infrastructure Australia released a new national infrastructure audit this week, warning […]