What happened to the Great Australian Dream?

When I was a kid growing up in Ballarat in the 80s and 90s with a single parent I was beginning to become aware of the socio-economic division that existed between my family and other families of my mates from school. When visiting their houses for play dates and sleepovers I was in awe of the large brick veneer dream homes they were living in that had come straight from the pages of the AV Jennings brochures that I had become fascinated with.

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