Georgists home in on survival strategy


Keith Massam, John Massam and Stan Hart from the Georgist Education Association.
Picture: David Baylis           d448608
Keith Massam, John Massam and Stan Hart from the Georgist Education Association. Picture: David Baylis         d448608

The non-profit, non party-political and non-religious organisation had been using a space on Old Perth Road but will now have to hold meetings at members’ houses.

GEA’s goals are to untax production, labour and capital, abolish involuntary unemployment and poverty, restore equity in society and eliminate unfair speculation and monopolies.

President John Massam said the group could no longer afford to pay the rent and had to move on.

“Since I have been involved in the group, we have moved around from South Perth to Perth to Bassendean,” Mr Massam said.

“The national funding body can no longer fund us, so income is going down and membership is around 25 and members just provide donations, which is not enough to cover rent.”

Mr Massam said he hoped members would be able to host meetings at their homes on rotation.

“We used to meet twice a week on Tuesday and Saturday but I think we will go back to once a week,” he said.

The group spent last week moving their belongings and organising to pass other items to charity organisations.

For more information, visit www.gea.|org.au.