Smoke and Mirrors: how the ABS tarted up the numbers for Josh Frydenberg – Michael West

Smoke and Mirrors: how the ABS tarted up the numbers for Josh Frydenberg

Someone is not getting their funding cut. It’s the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Quiet Australians! It has been a week, and nobody seems to have noticed, but the front page of the GDP release has been doctored, sorry … enhanced. In a happy coincidence for Josh Frydenberg, a spot of rounding and seasonal adjustment have delivered the Treasurer another 0.3 per cent for his next GDP.

Looking behind those GDP numbers

via Smoke and Mirrors: how the ABS tarted up the numbers for Josh Frydenberg – Michael West