According to The Herald he'd like to see the rate of loss cut in half. Adolf could not see anywhere in his musings a time line for this objective, which is a pity.
(photo pinched from The herald)
"In the year to October, 47,800 New Zealanders moved to Australia - 34,600 more than migrants coming the other way. It was the highest outflow since records began in 1978.
Mr English said that in the past, the long-term average of numbers migrating was about half of what it was now. Present levels were concerning. "We would hope in the future those peaks are significantly lower than where they are now."
I think John Key can make some political capital from the use of his name by giving his administration some JOHN KEY performance indicators. It should be realistic to expect a reduction from the current disastrous level of 48,000 to less than 40,000 within three years.
Of course there is the risk that the opposition will throw shit if the goals are not reached but on the other hand the government would be given big ups for sticking its neck out and actually telling everyone what it is trying to achieve, with our help and co-operation. Such a move would mark the biggest difference yet between National and Labour, the latter of which simply babbled platitudes about goals and then forgot about them as they launched the next round of buzz words and feel-good meaningless policy goals.