Interests rates were approx. 15% during the 80's and the average wage around $400 per week. Not everyone could even buy a house for $80k - in Adelaide suburbia.
Main issue today is that we spend more in entertainment and luxuries than necessary, specifically living within our means.
And yet I saw with my own eyes and bloke pratically verbally harassing another male bartender at a Eastern Suburbs establishment and nothing happens.
No casting stereotypes but seriously, Adelaide can really piss me off sometimes.