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The Henry Tax Review = Good News! PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 02 May 2010 17:58

Despite our earlier concerns over Kevin Rudd's (mis)communication on the mining industry taxes, we are very impressed with the actual tax review as written by Ken Henry and his fellow economists.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 May 2010 19:26
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WA's housing shortfall to get worse PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 April 2010 10:38

The West Australian is reporting again on the housing shortage. The article is this time mainly focusing on the "problem" of rising population. But it also calls for responsible action from the government:

Last Updated on Friday, 30 April 2010 10:10
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Rudd's 'Resource Taxes': some remarks and concerns PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 30 April 2010 13:52

The West-Australian reports Kevin Rudd is planning to introduce a new federal 'resource tax' on top of the already existing state royalties. These taxes would be used to "deliver company tax cuts, reduce red tape on small business and slash paperwork." We would like to hope that the coming Henry Tax Review could introduce a georgist 'paradigm shift': to shift taxes away from small businesses and jobs, onto natural resources. That we want to encourage. However, Rudd's real motives sound rather worrying:

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 November 2012 11:47
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Perth Land dearest in Nation PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 April 2010 12:09

Today The West Australian Reports: Perth has overtaken Sydney as the most expensive city in the country to buy blocks of land, with a single square metre of "prime earth" now costing an average of $521. [...] Between 2002 and 2009 the price of land in Perth per square metre climbed 218 per cent, the fastest rate of any capital city in the country.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 April 2010 10:10
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