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March monthly discussion: Should we scrap compulsory super?

February 18, 2020 - 14:23 -- Admin

Who wins and loses from higher compulsory super contributions? Superannuation is widely supported by Australians and is considered a key pillar in retirement savings. But is the system still fit for purpose, and does it achieve its intended goals?  We are seeing an increasing intergenerational divide. The wealth of older Australians has accelerated. Wages continue […]

Progress for public interest

January 29, 2020 - 16:43 -- Admin

The 1128th edition of Progress Magazine is now available online. Here is the editorial. Dear supporters, At the 2019 Prosper AGM, members passed the motion to remove section 17 from the constitution requiring the production of four editions of Progress per year. The decision was made in light of the digital era, where our online […]

Josh Ryan Collins ACT Seminar: Life After Interest Rates

November 19, 2019 - 16:48 -- Admin

1pm, Dec 4th Parliament House How financial and fiscal policy can better support sustainable economic growth With interest rate cuts failing to stop the economic slide, and consistent warnings from our RBA chief that monetary policy cannot do what fiscal stimulus must, what else can we do to support Australia’s prosperity? Helping us navigate the […]

Public or private housing? There’s an in-between solution

November 18, 2019 - 12:46 -- Admin

Originally published by The Age. By Emily Sims, Director of Engagement at Prosper Australia There’s something awfully jarring about contemporary public land privatisations. When we’re side-stepping rough sleepers in the street, it seems incredible that a Labor government can’t find a way to use our land for housing. Some statistics: 26 per cent is the […]

Josh Ryan-Collins Melbourne lecture: life after interest rates

November 14, 2019 - 18:33 -- Admin

6pm, Dec 3rd The Kelvin Club, Melbourne How financial and fiscal policy can better support sustainable economic growth With interest rate cuts failing to stop the economic slide, and consistent warnings from our RBA chief that monetary policy cannot do what fiscal stimulus must, what else can we do to support Australia’s prosperity? Helping us […]

Submission – Australia’s Oil and Gas Reserves Inquiry

November 7, 2019 - 12:55 -- Admin

Prosper recently submitted to the Standing Committee on Economics’ Australia’s Oil and Gas Inquiry. The Reform Agenda An effective resource rent mechanism is paramount to guaranteeing the economic rights of all citizens. This ensures the public receives a fair share of the value extracted. The ABS quantifies that Australia’s natural resources have increased in value: […]

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 […]

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