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."

Monday, January 16, 2012

ANZ: Population growth about to surge back to 1.75% pa driven by immigration (no surprise)

From ANZ today (something I've flagged for ages--the drop in NOM was temporary):

"After slowing in 2009-10, leading indicators suggest a rebound in net overseas migration is imminent. In annualised terms, net international movements are currently running at 267,000 net arrivals, which is consistent with net overseas migration rebounding to 230,000 during 2011-12. This will lift population growth to 1.75% by June 2012, from 1.4% y/y in June 2011."