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Australasian Property Tax Summit

The International Property Tax Institute in co-operation with Municipal Association of Victoria, Local Government New Zealand, Society of Local Government Managers, New Zealand and Australasian Council of Valuers-General.

Date
14 November 2019

Location

Melbourne

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Property taxes are a vital source of revenue for governments around the world, and are especially important for local governments. But they are a very ‘visible’ tax – typically a lump sum charge – and often portrayed as an excessive impost of households and business.

But the demand for community services and infrastructure continues to grow, and local government’s role is expanding whilst funding pressures become more acute. How can local councils in Australia and New Zealand optimize their existing revenue base and develop additional sources of funding? Does the system of property taxes need to change? What are possible options for the future? What can we learn from recent international experience?

The International Property Tax Institute in co-operation with Municipal Association of Victoria, Local Government New Zealand, Society of Local Government Managers, New Zealand and Australasian Council of Valuers-General is organising this two-day conference in Melbourne to canvass these issues.

The conference will feature leading experts and practitioners from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Britain.

Chair of the Productivity Commission, Murray Sherwin, will be presenting on the Commission's local government funding and financing inquiry.

Find out more about the speakers and how to register here.

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