Has Labour’s immigration clock stopped, or does it now need to wind itself backwards

David Shearer and Labour have been milking the fact that heaps of Kiwis have been leaving for Australia.  Shearer even did a stunt at Westpac stadium.

Looks like they’ll have to wind the clock back after the latest stats… 

The number of New Zealanders moving to Australia hit a two-year low last month, Statistics New Zealand says.

Overall net migration for the month of January was 400, meaning New Zealand had more arrivals than departures.

Fewer people also departed across the Tasman during the month, with the seasonally adjusted net loss to Australia dropping to 2600, the smallest net loss since February 2011.

January’s movements also arrested a run of annual migration losses since October 2011. Arrivals and departures completely cancelled out each other, giving a zero net-migration gain.

The annual net loss of migrants to Australia in January was 37,900, down from a record 40,000 in August.

Once again Labour’s cunning stunts have backfired…the housing crisis in Christchurch that wasn’t, the manufacturing crisis that wasn’t and now the immigration crisis that isn’t really.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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