"These people are cruising through their senior years but they are sitting on a huge amount of unused real estate," Mr Pawson said
"You can't wait for the baby boomers to pass away to get those houses on the market," said Mr Coates.
I'm angry at the vilification, yet again, of the Boomer generation. (Solo residents occupying six bedroom houses. SMH 13/8/17). The campaign to blame "greedy Boomers" for various ills of society including the housing shortage is insidious and relentless. It's also irrational, damaging, offensive, hurtful and downright evil.
I get the feeling that developers, frustrated by the shortage of available land, are behind this sneaky propaganda. It irks them that prime realestate is "tightly held" by people who may wish to live there another 30 years.
There are many reasons for the housing shortage not the least of which is Australia's aggressive immigration policy which I imagine is entirely supported and encouraged by developers and their donations to political parties.
How long before we hear suggestions for the compulsory acquisition of property? How long before we boomers are coerced into making way for others? How long before the younger generation entirely accept this damaging propaganda?
Boomers take heed. This campaign of blame and vilification isn't likely to go away until the faceless vested interests get their way or we fight back with equal determination.