As someone who's purchased in the last 6 months (and was looking for a year, all around the south), I have to disagree with this. I wouldn't say everyone who lives in the outer suburbs 'wants' to live there.
I am sorry that I created a red herring by including the one word 'want'
in an otherwise still valid comment – that people who travel to the city from outer suburbs cause inconvenience to those of us who live further in, and that they have no right to expect that their needs should take priority over ours.
Nevertheless, I wonder if you really think that older people found buying a home any easier than you? Maybe factors such as the 'first home buyer's grant' which went straight into developers' pockets by the simple increase that happened to selling prices, the negative gearing scandal that favours speculators and absentee landlords over young couples trying to buy a home, foreigners who are outbidding them, the demand for macmansions with four bedrooms and two bathrooms instead of the basic two or three bedroom dwellings that once were the norm, and the neglect of a once first grade education system in this state (in which the great majority of children were educated by choice) in favour of the massively wasteful duplication and triplication of facilities which result from a choice
to pay private school fees for four children rather than putting that money towards buying a house, play some little part in your difficulties.
By removing committed and educated people such as yourself from the parents' bodies of the state system your collective choices have had the inevitable result of allowing the state's public schools to deteriorate without (according to research into outcomes) having a very noticeable improvement in the education offered by private schools over the public ones.
We in our time found it very hard to pay for our houses. Their monetary cost might have been lower, but in man hours worked and inconveniences such as no sewerage and un-made roads as close to the city as Oaklands (though I'm talking here of parts of Melbourne where I bought my first house rather than Adelaide) we also paid dearly.
You will disagree no doubt and justify your choices. That is understandable, but they are
choices and don't give you any right to expect me and other inner suburban dwellers to pay for them.
As it happens, I hope that full electrification and the re-opening of Tonsley services will result in the re-introduction of some limited stop services on the Seaford line such as formerly existed. So long as the less patronized stations are adequately served by a following Tonsley local, I will be happy that your journeys at peak periods will be shorter.