Australia’s Key Economic Indicators Before John Howard Was Defeated

2 12 2007

Kevin Rudd maintains that he is a “fiscal conservative” which means he should have no trouble keeping these in check:

  • Unemployment rate: 4.3 per cent
  • Interest rate: 6.75 per cent
  • Economic growth: 4.3 per cent
  • Budget Surplus 2007: $10.6 billion
  • Growth in real net national disposable income per head 2002 – 2007: 16 per cent
  • GST: 10%
  • Future Fund savings: $61.5 Billion
  • Days lost in industrial strikes/action: Lowest since 1913
  • National greenhouse gas emissions: 559 million tonnes (2005)
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