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Prosper’s Northern Territory Revenue Submission

March 16, 2018 - 17:17 -- Admin

The Northern Territory Government’s Revenue Discussion paper submissions have come to a close. Prosper’s Submission focuses on supporting the NT Government in shifting towards a broad based Land Value Tax and further improving existing Royalty arrangements. The submission is briefly summarised below. Facilitate the shift from Stamp Duty to Land Tax Stamp duties The NT […]

Victorian local government to ban site value rating?

March 7, 2018 - 11:52 -- Admin

Local Government Rating Review submission  The two most thoroughgoing inquiries into Australian municipal rating have proven to be:- 1)     the 1965-1967 NSW Royal Commission on Local Government Finance and Land Valuation, under Justice Rae Else-Mitchell, and 2)     the 1989 Brisbane Committee of Inquiry into Valuation and Rating, under Sir Gordon Chalk. Both inquiries came out […]

The Monthly Discussion

February 28, 2018 - 11:23 -- Admin

The Monthly Discussion – Geo-libertarianism: Across the left-right divide When: Tuesday March 6 Time: 6pm Where: Level 1, 64 Harcourt St, North Melbourne Presenter: Ed Dodson (USA) Cost: Free. All welcome. Come along for the March instalment of our regular discussion night. If you’ve ever taken that online Political Compass test, and ended up somewhere near […]

Prosper’s Victorian Budget submission

February 27, 2018 - 10:18 -- Admin

Prosper Australia welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the 2018- 2019 Victorian budget. This submission focuses on the role of State Land Tax (SLT) in the design of an effective policy response to the housing affordability crisis. Prosper welcomes the Victorian Government’s emphasis on housing affordability. Efforts to dampen speculative demand, such as the Vacant […]

America’s Tollbooth Future?

February 13, 2018 - 12:49 -- Admin

The Trump administration has shown the necessity of harnessing the windfall gains property owners enjoy when infrastructure is built in close proximity. The Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America includes the following section: C. Transit 1. Require Value Capture Financing as Condition of Receipt of Transit Funds for Capital Investment Grants (A) Federal programs […]

Packer’s paradise: another land grab

February 9, 2018 - 13:11 -- Admin

James Packer has teamed up with Robert de Niro to establish an exclusive resort on the paradise island of Barbuda (Antigua). Our interviewee is Barbudan Teckla C Negga Melchior, who tells the story from the perspective of an anthropologist with a strong understanding of the process of law via her experiences at the United Nations. […]