OPINION: I'm getting tired of how this housing crisis is being misconstrued in the wrong direction and what is and isn't being described as a crisis.
I'm not denying there is some sort of housing crisis because it does exist - it exists at the bottom end.
A crisis is when you can't afford a roof over your head, when you are in a motel.
A crisis is when you are having to pay so much for that roof over your head - which is a number one priority - that you can't afford to clothe and feed your kids properly.
That is existing. I'm not denying there is a crisis there.
But I'm sorry, some young adults with decent jobs who unfortunately can't afford to buy a house in a major city - that's not a crisis.
You're not in crisis and stop carrying on like you are in crisis. You still have options available to you.
This whole thing is being shifted into the wrong area. Yes there is a crisis at the low end, there's an accommodation crisis.
There is no housing crisis. There is a housing market.
Mark Richardson is The AM Show's sports presenter