Saturday, November 29, 2008

Another John Key Performance Indicator

Bill English muses on the matter of reducing the loss of productive people to Australia.

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.

Finance Minister Bill English. Photo / Richard Robinson
(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.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Crap. Complete Crap.

it all depends who leaves.

40 000 parasitic public servants - great!

100 000 bludgers - excellent!

Johnboy said...

Can't agree with you there Anonymous. I'd prefer to see your figures reversed as bludgers are better value than public servant paperclip shufflers.

Redbaiter said...

IMHO, the Maori Party has played a large part in driving NZers away. A country split on racial grounds is doomed. You only need to look around the globe to see that. Many thought the Nats understood that and would take steps when elected to rectify the problem. That's why many saw Key's reaching out to the racists Turiana and Sharples as a betrayal.

Australia has a socialist government. This indicates it is not the basic social democrat model of government as followed by both the Nats and Aus Labour and NZ Labour that is the defining issue.

What's the only real difference?

Australia has a relatively homogenous society. NZ is split by a massive racial divide. The left created it. Helen Klark used it for cynical political advantage and expanded the divide enormously. Then it blew up in her face as it was always going to.

The Maori Party is Klark's creation and it is the force that is going to damn NZ and the future of those who continue to live here.

The Nats should have refused an alliance with Maori and abolished the Maori seats.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Redbaiter, are you mad? Australia homogenous? Go and drive through Gnowangerup or Narrogin or Derby on dole day.

I don't need to wait for the first opinion poll to know you are wildly wrong. the opposite

Redbaiter said...

Redbaiter, are you mad? Australia homogenous?

"RELATIVELY" homogenous is what I said.

There's nowhere near the same focus on race as in NZ. There's not a race based party featuring large on the political horizon.

Anonymous said...

Adolf - you seem to miss one of the KEY points in the ACT supply and confidence agreement. The goal of matching Australia by 2025 AND an independent group set up to monitor annual progress towards achieving the goal. ACT wanted the goal set by 2020 but that is just detail - the goal has been set.

Redbaiter You couldn't be more wrong about it being a race issue. It is a patronage issue.

It just so happens that one of the groups over represented by government patronage are Maori. Maori are amongst others that include beneficiaries, greenies, public servants, unions, artists, etc, etc, etc.

Whilst Australia is not perfect they still have a huge belief in themselves, a desire to win as well as an understanding that it is ok to get ahead financially. Making a profit in Australia is not seen as a crime as it was by the previous government. Too many New Zealanders, including my Maori relatives, have moved there because they can earn enough of their own income to get ahead. All without having too much of their income redistributed to those not worthy of receiving the benefits of someone elses hard work.

Paranormal

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

No anonymous, I didn't miss it. It doesn not go the necessary extra step which is declaring the interim goal and the interim time line and then - and this is the most important bit - getting the people onside and keen to achieve the same goal.

That's real leadership and Mr Key has it within his grasp to pull it off.

I can't remember when any governmemt in this country did anything like it but it was the way Churchill got the people of Britain to rally to the cause during WWII.

Anonymous said...


There's nowhere near the same focus on race as in NZ. There's not a race based party featuring large on the political horizon.


Oh yes their fucking is. Greek/Asian/Catholic/Irish Australian Labor Party.

That's even why the called in fucking LABOR



Leadership - I can't remember when any governmemt in this country did anything like it

1987. The Douglas lead government was elected with an increased majority

Time to let Douglas finish the job

Anonymous said...

I'd prefer to see your figures reversed as bludgers are better value than public servant paperclip shufflers.

Yeah I guess so - public scum are more expensive.

We really should just cancel the whole fucking lot of them: fire every "servant" - and cancel the dole, dpb, health etc.

Kein Arbeit Kein Essen!