Peter Costello was Australia’s Treasurer from 1996 to 2007 (during the Howard Government). Since leaving Parliament in 2009, he has served as Chairman of the Independent Advisory Board to the World Bank in Washington, is a Director of the Nine Entertainment Corporation, Chairman of the Future Fund (with $100 billion), and has a column in The Age. 1,029 more words
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AS BILL SHORTEN — rattled by Malcolm Turnbull’s ascension — injects panic into his spiteful, deceitful political “narrative,” shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen has opened a new front in Labor’s quest for power, avowing himself “a Keynesian” and eulogising the self-important but essentially useless Wayne Swan. 1,866 more words
Speaking to the ABCs four Corners program former treasurer Peter Costello highlighted the fact that in the Liberal party success is rewarded and not loyalty. 162 more words
Budget 2015: Peter Costello Returns As Federal Treasurer - Country Now To Be Run By Abbott And Costello
Joe Hockey has been sacked as the Federal Treasurer, effective immediately.
The decision follows growing discontent from Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Peta Credlin and the joint Coalition party room over Mr Hockey’s failure balance the budget. 322 more words