April 28, 2008 | Graham

More crony capitalism

Last July the Queensland Government instituted the “Urban Land Development Authority” which amongst other things would have the right to compulsorily acquire land from private land holders and sell it to developers who could then make a profit from it.
The idea has spread to New South Wales, as this report in the Sydney Morning Herald explains.
It is an outrageous breach of private rights, but will it move a vote?

Posted by Graham at 9:18 pm | Comments (2) |
Filed under: Australian Politics


  1. It is ironic as that is usual the Liberals lot to do that.
    Will it move a vote? No it wont. Should it? Yes.

    Comment by Vee — April 29, 2008 @ 12:01 pm

  2. Why would you say that Vee? The ALP has traditionally been the party of confiscation. Liberals aren’t in favour of this sort of thing.

    Comment by Graham Young — April 29, 2008 @ 3:43 pm

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