Leith Van Onselen had a great piece in MacroBusiness about Saul Eslake’s speech at the Henry George Dinner. The comments were also extensive and interesting (with one exception), and the fact that Saul himself dipped into the conversation made it a thoroughly enjoyable discussion.

Maybe my thoughts on Tuesday about the possibilities for reform on housing affordability were too glum.  If the politicians aren’t receptive, there’s still much thoughtful argument within the Australian community.

And with Victorian David Collyer standing for the Australian Democrats on a land tax platform for the Senate tomorrow, who knows?

Maybe we might even dream the Abbott government will have to tackle housing affordability properly?


Another reason to be heartened: this from the Lowy Institute on the Australian mining tax debacle.

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