'Affordability crisis' a housing industry fiction

Posted on 27/05/2010  

WHEN the Housing Industry Association published the May edition of its quarterly work of fiction, the Housing Affordability Index, media outlets printed the data without hesitation.

This instant recycling of propaganda is what passes for journalism these days. The political outpourings of developer lobby groups are presented to the public as fact. There is no scrutiny, no checking, no asking of pertinent questions.

From Terry Ryder's Hotspotting Column published in the Prime Space section of The Australian.

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