China's growth slump to hurt Australia: RuddMarch 2009:
JOURNALIST: Why are you now saying it’s inevitable we’ll go into recession given you previously refused to pre-empt official economic forecasts?April 2009 (ShadowLands):
PM: Well it’s quite plain that we have seen most recently economic data from China, it’s quite plain that we have also seen the fact that during the first quarter of 2009, a range of data emerge from various economies around the world which have a direct influence on Australia, that most of that data has been negative.
How is it that Australia's Prime Minister interprets quarterly growth of 6 per cent in China as being a factor in Australia's recession?...
Australia's trade relationship with China is clearly not a factor contributing to recession in Australia - in fact, it is mitigating it.
How on earth would anyone - apart from the most tunnel-visioned China-obsessed economic illiterate - see China's economic position as being a factor in Australia's recession?
AUSTRALIA has defied the collapse in world trade, achieving a growth in exports that may allow the economy to stave off recession.
China's demand for iron ore and agricultural commodities gave Australia the world's best export performance in the first three months of the year.