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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What Kevin said, and then what happened


January 2009:

China's growth slump to hurt Australia: Rudd
March 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?

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.
April 2009 (ShadowLands):

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?

June 2009:
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.

3 comments:

Boy on a bike said...

He can say one thing at one point in time, and totally contradict himself later on, and the kruddulous media let him get away with it.

Inkruddable!

bruce said...

Nanny Rudd's job is to watch over us and make sure we take our vitamins. He foresees all the pitfalls ahead and nags us to beware. Even now he says 'we are not out of the woods yet'. See? Just when we thought it was safe to go out and play, the wise leader ensures we stay watchful.

Anonymous said...

China's economy continues to forge ahead on encouraging export sales of lcd and plasma tv's (especially those Kevin37's)and selected uniforms for foreign government departments.