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A submission to the financial systems inquiry

A submission to the financial systems inquiry

This submission is written with the intent of making a constructive contribution toward the Financial System Inquiry terms of reference points 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 as well as two interim report observations which are 'Stability - Addressing too big to fail' and...

Should the Senate listen to The Australian on economics?

On Friday the 11th of July 2014, The Australian published, "Educating crossbench in conventional economics" , about the importance of our Government living within its means and keeping debt under control. Whether PUP, Labor & the Greens are concerned about any of...

Judith Sloan trips on negative gearing

Judith Sloan trips on negative gearing

A response to Judith Sloan supporting negative gearing in, “Doomsayers ignore the facts when picking targets.” Imagine you are the new CEO of a successful Australian media organisation that is merely a subsidiary of a larger international parent. New to your role, you...

Leith Van Onselen vs Alan Kohler: Land tax

Leith Van Onselen vs Alan Kohler: Land tax

Commentating on a commentator who is commentating on a commentator who is commentating on rumors that a deficit levy may be introduced in the upcoming budget, where those same rumors include the fact that the Greens & Labor are likely to block any such change may seem a little pointless, but since I can smell a land tax argument coming, let’s have a peek.

Bob Officer loses his grip on negative gearing

Bob Officer loses his grip on negative gearing

The Australian Financial Review (aka the AFR) raised the negative gearing issue on 24 February 2014, when they published an opinion piece by Bob Officer titled, "Removing negative gearing would be a mistake", link here. Bob Officer is professor emeritus, University of...

Land tax & Macrobusiness. Comments turned off?

Land tax & Macrobusiness. Comments turned off?

Image above by Wonderlane. Macrobusiness posted an article today titled "All taxes come out of rents", link here. For some reason, I became unable to comment on my third response to an exchange with @Rumplestatskin. Two emails to Macrobusiness and a few exchanges on...

A submission to the affordable housing inquiry

A submission to the affordable housing inquiry

Image above by Woodleywonderworks. Australian Government inquiries usually lead to reports that are ignored. Will this affordable housing inquiry be any different? Only time will tell. Below is my submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics for the...

Henry Ergas pretends to argue for low income renters

Henry Ergas pretends to argue for low income renters

Image above by Jim Fischer. The Australian newspaper's Henry Ergas wrote an opinion piece yesterday arguing that lower income renters would pay the price if there were any changes to negative gearing in Australia. He starts the...

SmartCompany confused about negative gearing

SmartCompany confused about negative gearing

Image above by DoodleDeMoon. From the About Us page at SmartCompany: SmartCompany is a completely free news, information and resource site for Australia's entrepreneurs, small and medium business owners and business managers to help keep them ahead of their...

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policy manifesto

  1. Index ministers wage to a fixed multiple of full-time earnings (private sector earnings)
  2. Abolish negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount
  3. Home ownership target of 60% (i.e. 6 out of 10 households have paid off their mortgage)
  4. Reform fractional reserve banking
  5. Only Australians shall own Australian land and houses
  6. Zero population growth
  7. Legalise cannabis for recreational use
  8. Aim for 100% sustainable energy
  9. Maintain minimum level of production in Australia in the event of supply chain disruption (eg Covid-19 & PPE )
  10. Productivity per capita per hour in top three in the world

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