And I think that's enough of the underwhelming attempt at slang.
A key driver of the strong migration was a 12.4 per cent year-on-year surge in student visas. Students made up 23 percent of all migrant arrivals, with most of these hailing from India (10,100) and China (5,800).
Annual net migration from Australia of 1,600 migrants was the highest annual figure since 1991 and the fifth month on the bounce to show an annual net gain.
Aussie recession? Not even
A few blog readers have kindly emailed to advise that with Kiwis returning home this indicates that Australia is "in recession", or perhaps something akin to it.
In fact, Australia's economy grew by an acclaimed 3 per cent in 2015, which is about as good as it gets in a post-financial crisis world.
The biggest risk hanging over the Aussie economy is the mining investment cliff, although Commonwealth Bank estimates that even this has almost come and gone at about 74 per cent completed.
I wouldn't be at all surprised to see Australia's population accelerating to around 350,000 in 2016. In any case, the New Zealand economy is notably weakening, so the population trend towards NZ migration is all but ready to be laid on the hāngi.
Furthermore between 60,000 and 100,000 New Zealanders living and working in Australia will now become eligible for Australian citizenship following a meeting between Prime Ministers Turnbull and Key.
It is National Harmony Day today in Australia.
Around 45 per cent of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was, including many New Zealanders, of course.