The reality of modern dining out in Melbourne at a certain price is that the bar has risen.
The World Bank says the cost of rice globally has risen 75% in two.
But Prime Minister John Howard said the affordability problem had eventuated because the cost of housing had risen sharply in recent years.
The number of younger women in full-time work has risen slightly since 1989.
Over the past year, global demand for foodstuffs has risen sharply.