just recovered from allegations she had “given up” campaigning natalie colbert seems to have got back onto her feet by incorrectly quoting unemployment figures.
there is an unemployment rate of 3.1% in amongst us locals (abs6202: jun 07, see page 16) but colbert has knocked a bit off and says its only about 2.5% in today’s press release. rather than quote the trusty old ABS figures she’s using DEWR figures from the good people who gave us WorkChoices. odd thing is even the DEWR paper (see page 9) says unemployment is 3.3%
as they say, there are lies, damn lies then there are statistics (or something like that)