You know what else is part of the housing affordability crisis?
Lazy reporters and news organisations uncritically repeating whatever self-interested lobbyists tell them. Memo journalists: the HIA is a lobby group whose sole aim is to make more money for its members. So is the REIV. They do not represent young homebuyers. Their “solutions” are transparently for their own benefit at the expense of the rest of us.
They do not deserve a free ride!
UPDATE: Come to think of it, who (apart from crabby lefty bloggers like me) is advocating for the interests of young homebuyers? If there isn’t such a lobby group, someone should set one up. Although with what money (the whole point is that they hardly have any) and in what location (the problem being that they can’t afford one) I don’t know. The Homebuyers’ Advocacy Group (HAG), sending out press releases on stolen office stationery in lunch-breaks and after 6.30pm, from someone’s parents’ shed…