I also recall the taxes that were suppose to cease when we got GST, their still going. How about we raise the fines on crime. Increase income tax on work visas, maybe work for the dole can help the cost of caring for an aging population.
With the mining sector having huge lay offs of engineers, supervisors and skilled tradesmen, surely that is a fix. I know that my company just layed off 800 professionals last month, there's got to be a one or two with skills. Also I just checked 'seek' and not alot of ag jobs advertised, maybe graduates are cheaper, you don't need to pay mining wages but there are plenty of people looking for work.
What a load of recycled grass, you can buy land, it may be covered in regrowth, have no fences and a 100kms from a pub, but they are there. At 27 she has years to still save. The young bloke saying he needs 2500 ac, yeah so would I, but you buy what you can, trade up, improve. Hardly any one inherits these days, just keep working and it will come.