The author has been described by News Ltd as an "iconoclast", "Svengali", a pollie's "economist muse", and "pungently accurate". Fairfax says he is a "Renaissance man" and "one of Australia’s most respected analysts." Stephen Koukoulas concludes that he is "85% right", and "would make a great Opposition leader." Terry McCrann claims the author thinks "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France", but can be "scintillating" when he thinks "clearly". The ACTU reckons he’s "an enigma wrapped in a Bloomberg terminal, wrapped in some apparently well-honed abs."

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Net overseas migration down by a record margin

According to CommSec's Craig James:

"Migration slid by a record margin. The number of permanent and long-term migrants coming to Australia over the year to July was down by a record 32.5 per cent (111,000 people) over the year...Net permanent and long-term arrivals to Australia fell to 230,280 people in the year to June."