What price value capture?

REPORT

by Marion Terrill


State governments should be wary of following the Turnbull Government’s advice to introduce “value capture” schemes to fund major new transport projects. A broad-based, low-rate land tax may be a better option.

NEWS

20 March 2017

Women are dropping out of economics, which means men are running our economy

The dearth of women in leadership positions raises a red flag for the quality of Australia’s economic decision-making. Too many “like” individuals reduces the range of perspectives informing decisions. It also means wasted talent: if you bench half your potential team then the one that takes to the field is probably not your strongest.

NEWS

22 March 2017

The latest ideas to use super to buy homes are still bad ideas

Treasurer Scott Morrison wants to use the May budget to ease growing community anxiety about housing affordability. Reports that the government was again considering using superannuation to help first homebuyers won’t inspire confidence.

EVENTS

05 April 2017

Housing affordability: Resurrecting the Australian dream

In this Forward Thinking event at the State Library of NSW, Jessica Irvine, senior economics writer for Fairfax Media, Ken Morrison, CEO, Property Council of Australia and Grattan Institute Fellow Brendan Coates tackle the issue of housing affordability, and weigh the options for reform.

 

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