Protesters hold up a banner to reassure visitors, during a demonstration at Hong Kong airport on August 9. To effectively address the discontent fuelling the protests, the government must devise effective long-term strategies to rein in housing prices, apart from listening to the short- and medium-term demands of protesters. Photo: AP

To address the home truths that lie behind Hong Kong’s protests, look to Australian housing schemes

  • A seriously unaffordable housing market is a major source of youth discontent fuelling the sustained civil unrest in Hong Kong
  • Setting up a scheme similar to the Australian First Home Owner Grant programme should relieve one of the pressure points in society
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Protesters hold up a banner to reassure visitors, during a demonstration at Hong Kong airport on August 9. To effectively address the discontent fuelling the protests, the government must devise effective long-term strategies to rein in housing prices, apart from listening to the short- and medium-term demands of protesters. Photo: AP
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