They do insist on maintaining policies that are making housing ever more unaffordable:
A MELBOURNE house costs at least $100,000 more than it did a year ago.
Why would we address that? To hell with the consequences for society! It’s making us all rich!
Well, except for the next generation. But they don’t have as many votes as we do.
UPDATE: From the comments, here’s a suggestion that a government wanting to tackle the problem could and should consider: increasing renters’ rights at the expense of landlords’. Make it harder for landlords to raise prices, particularly ahead of inflation. Make it harder for landlords to kick tenants out. Talk with tenants’ organisations – I’m sure they have a list. After all, if we’re creating a generation of permanent renters, then don’t they deserve some of the protections the rest of us enjoy?
And every landlord that goes “to hell with this” and decides to invest somewhere else, is one more house one of those renters can buy to live in.