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Public Education Priorities!

February 17, 2015 - 15:16 -- Admin

Having trouble reading this newsletter? View it online. The enews of Prosper & Earthsharing Australia February 2014 Nicolas Mirguit The Climate Fund Under Our Feet Thursday February 26th, 6.30pm Level 2, 22 Punch Lane, Melbourne Presenter: Karl Fitzgerald RSVP Last year was Australia’s 3rd hottest on record. The likelihood of a radical future grows with each […]

Tax reform derailed

February 17, 2015 - 13:05 -- Admin

Prosper has serious concerns about the equity and economic efficiency of the reform proposals reported in the media as coming from cabinet ministers - notably broadening the GST , which is a regressive tax.  Our submission spells out why.

Future Melbourne hampered by rate cap

February 11, 2015 - 15:15 -- Admin

Last night I attended the Melbourne City Council’s Future Melbourne Meeting to speak on the dangers the Andrews Government rating cap has placed on council revenue raising. Cr Stephen Mayne had an interesting motion that caught my eye via twitter: Future Melbourne Committee Agenda item 7.6 10 February 2015 Notice of Motion, Cr Mayne: Land […]

Privatise at your own peril Premier

February 2, 2015 - 13:55 -- Admin

Queensland’s weekend election saw the largest turnaround in Australian political history. A landslide against the ALP at the last election, now one back their way this time spells an electorate concerned with the economic vision for their future. With much of the Queensland campaign focused on the Newman privatisation agenda, the election outcome paints a warning as […]

Rents not Wages hurting small business

January 30, 2015 - 11:00 -- Admin

Letter to the Editor Australian Financial Review 29/01/2015 Those urging cuts to penalty rates and minimum wages for working people remind me of the blind guides, in the biblical proverb, who strain at a gnat and yet would swallow a camel. Your story “Mates’ rates help Rosy’s cafe survive Australia Day penalty” (AFRJanuary 27) demonstrates […]

The property holdings of members of the Queensland Parliament

January 29, 2015 - 07:51 -- Admin

  The Queensland election this Saturday has the nation holding its breath.  Will the Liberal/National Party government of Campbell Newman with 78 of the 89 seats in the parliament be displaced by a very angry electorate, or merely have their huge majority whittled back and Premier Newman unseated? Intrepid researchers Soos, Egan and David have […]

Rating System Undermined

January 28, 2015 - 12:31 -- Admin

Have u signed up to our Evolving Economics Enews yet? Subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber and noticed some of the links were missing in ‘The Private Earth’ section, they’ve been fixed below so you can connect to the interview with Michael Hudson. Having trouble reading this newsletter? View it online. The enews of Prosper & […]

The Climate Fund Under Our Feet

January 27, 2015 - 16:08 -- Admin

Thursday February 26th, 6.30pm Level 2, 22 Punch Lane, Melbourne Presenter: Karl Fitzgerald RSVP Last year was Australia’s 3rd hottest on record. The likelihood of a radical future grows with each day we do not take action. The need for greater economic flexibility is vital. How can the economic system support cyclists and seaweed cultivists for […]

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