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Ditto Mr Costello - We Do Have a Duty to Ask the TOUGH Questions

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


Perpetuating Uselessness: Chris Bowen Channels Wayne Swan

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

“I am a Keynesian,” Bowen declares proudly

These people don’t get it. They just don’t get it. I want to write, “such idiots they are”, but I am much too polite for that. 448 more words

Economic Theory And Policy

Costello: Not Loyalty But Success Is Important In The Liberal Party

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

Australian News

Dealing with the red-green faction of the Liberal Party

In the poll showcased by Sinclair, this was the tally that mattered. So far as Coalition voters are concerned: Abbott 41% / Turnbull 21%. Among Coalition voters, the split thus is 66.1% Abbott and 33.9% Turnbull. 218 more words

Politics - Australian

Australia's supply side revolution

I don’t mean to be pedantic – well I guess I do mean to be pedantic – but the problem with bracket creep has nothing to do with whether the economy will recover. 195 more words

Economic Theory And Policy

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

The UnAustralian