What Can’t Be Hidden from Revenue

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Phillipe Legrain First published in The Times as Tax land: it can’t be hidden from the Revenue Filling the gaping hole in the Government’s finances is, in George Osborne’s words, the “great national challenge of our generation”. Unwise spending cuts and tax rises could sap economic growth; unfair ones provoke political unrest; inaction a market panic. Faced with a national … Read More

Melanesian Land Issues interview

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photo credit: M0les Renegade Economists podcast Joel Simo from the Melanesian Land Defence Group visited Australia recently via an Aid Watch. Listen to his interview on the Renegades here… In discussion with Green Left Weekly Joel says: Customary land title represents the majority of land tenure in Fiji and Vanuatu and provides locals with food security. This security provides certainty … Read More

Submission: Digital Dividend For the Commonwealth

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photo credit: striatic Our submission to the Digital Dividend green paper for the sale of 4G Electro Magnetic Spectrum licenses. Karl Fitzgerald The electro magnetic spectrum is a scarce resource. Over time it will increase in value, especially with the advent of new technology. As such, the recent release of the iPhone 3GS has delivered windfall profits for the telco’s … Read More

Gentrification animated in dot format

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Second placegetters in the I Want to Live Here film comp were Ghafouri Productions. A slick look at how communities are split apart by the speculative mentality dominating economic policy. Can you hold on? Please read on!

The War on Creativity

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Ingrid Brooker’s winning entry for the $3000 I Want to Live Here film comp. Well done Ingrid for a unique portrayal of these vital issues. Check the photostream of the night’s festivities