This is one for the books. Media, some fact checking? ANY fact checking? Please?
From the Dominion Post on Friday 14 September, page 2:
PM: economy on track - just ask the Aussies
Prime Minister John Key said his Government was doing enough for the economy despite a recent spate of job losses. "The overall outlook is slightly improving ... My view is we've got absolutely the right plan to lift economic growth."
Mr Key said many Australians were jealous of New Zealand's direction. "I guess that's the fact that they wanted me to go over and be their prime minister. That would be some indication."
Australia --- New Zealand
5.1% --- 6.8%
3.7% --- 1.7%
Net Govt Debt
9.2% --- 25%
I don't think we will be needing to ask for our Prime Minister back any time soon.