Hong Kong buying enquiries for luxurious Australian homes has increased amid anti-government protests in the region, according to a report by Your Investment Property (29 August 2019). Protests in Hong Kong had “accelerated the motivation” in the past month for wealthy buyers to find properties to move money into. Hong Kong enquiries for Aussie properties increased 50% in the past quarter, according to Juwai.com. “In the current environment, Australia appears as a safe harbour — both comfortably close and far from home,” said Juwai.com executive chairman, Georg Chmiel.