The Aussie Housing Affordability Crisis – 4.32mins

Dick talks housing affordability, population growth, and the first research report of his new group.



  • Hi Dick,

    If you do read this, I would like your opinion on Privatization;

    I believe privatization has made the tax payer financially poorer and vulnerable. Not only are corporations not paying their fair share of taxes, the bulk of the revenue from these privatized assets that should have been in tax payers hands would be greater than the tax, if any, that we receive from these corporations. Our services are shrinking because the tax payer has no assets to generate income. It doesn’t make sense. Every time we privatize a government department that assets work force is reduced by more than half.

    Your opinion on this would be appreciated.

    I support your Articles I believe they are what is needed to make changes for a sustainable planet and equity within society.


  • Totally agree with you Dick. We need more level headed and focused people like you in politics thinking about the future and sustainability. There are far too many things spiralling out of control in Australia including unrealistic housing prices, the high cost of living, rising uni costs and unemployment/casualisation of jobs. My daughter has anxiety daily about whether she will ever be able to buy a home near us in the years to comes and she is 19 and just starting out! I am starting to think the answer is no if you Dick are saying 25 years to save a deposit. Very sad, that stress wasn’t there for me 25 years ago. Time to have a hard look and make a change.

  • Your on the money Dick. Overpaid politicians, journalists, sports people and corporate heads of industry have difficulty relating to ordinary people. I don’t think fairness will return without a wage fixing system for all non self employed people.

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