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Report: Speculative Vacancies 7

November 13, 2014 - 11:50 -- Admin

Download Catherine Cashmore’s investigation into why empty investor homes are ignored in Speculative Vacancies 7. Read past reports Related media: Press Release – Empty Investment Homes Hurt Affordability Renegade Economists radio interview with Catherine Cashmore Speculative Vacancies event powerpoint and audio ABC 24 TV appearance The Age: Ghost Tower Warning for Docklands ABC online: Water Use […]

Empty Investment Homes Hurt Affordability

November 12, 2014 - 14:45 -- Admin

Press Release for Speculative Vacancies 7 report launch  A new report finds 64,386 properties are likely vacancies during Melbourne’s record-long housing supply crisis. “32% of the Docklands may be a speculators paradise but it’s facing a ghost town future if the incentives for property investors continue” claimed Prosper Australia spokesperson Karl Fitzgerald. “Vacancy rates have […]

Tax Evasion to Land Banking

November 7, 2014 - 11:46 -- Admin

ASX Investigations – Tax Evasion to Land Banking by Renegadeeconomists on Mixcloud With another whistleblower releasing the inner details of tax evasion strategies (the LuxLeaks) in the build up to the G20, it is timely this week’s Renegade Economists radio show interviewed Dr Mark Zirnsak (Tax Justice Network) to discusses his report on tax evasion […]

Speculative Vacancies 7

November 5, 2014 - 13:21 -- Admin

  Read the report Wednesday November 12th, 6.30pm Presenter: Catherine Cashmore 2/22 Punch La, Melbourne RSVP The 7th Speculative Vacancies report advocates for empty property held for capital gains to be included in Australia’s housing vacancy measures. Read The Age’s write up With the capital gains in the land game regularly tripling the yearly rental incomes […]

Land Banking Profits during a Housing Supply Crisis – Englobo 2014

October 31, 2014 - 15:35 -- Admin

by David Collyer Policy Director Land in Australia should be dirt cheap.  All levels of government must explicitly recognise outstanding access to land for all is a key national advantage that simply cannot be imitated by other countries.  For state governments, close scrutiny of planning and a review of exemptions from State Land Tax are […]

Englobo, Speculative Vacancies, the Wealth Illusion

October 29, 2014 - 16:49 -- Admin

Having trouble reading this newsletter? View it online. THE ENEWS OF PROSPER & EARTHSHARING AUSTRALIA OCTOBER 2014  Englobo 2014 Report Launch – tomorrow night  Thursday, October 30th, 6.30 – 8pm Level 2, 22 Punch Lane, Melbourne Presenter: David Collyer RSVP, donations appreciated We hope you will join us tomorrow evening as David Collyer launches Englobo 2014 […]

How to get the states on board federal reform

October 29, 2014 - 13:29 -- Admin

By Leith van Onselen The AFR’s Alan Mitchell has written a solid piece prognosticating about the best tax reform options to reform Australia’s federation. Predictably, Mitchell mentions raising/broadening the GST in exchange for lower income taxes, which according to the OECD could produce a long-term increase of almost 1% in Australia’s GDP in the event of […]