The 'housing story': An Australian Perspective

The traditional ‘housing story’ narrative has become increasingly out of step with an Australia where it has become more and more difficult topretend that the housing status quo is delivered for all. Saul Eslake states that ‘although most Australians are…well housed, it can no longer be said that we are, in general, affordably housed; nor can it be said that the ‘housing system’ is meeting the needs and aspirations of as large a proportion of Australians as it did a quarter of a century ago’.