Josh Frydenberg and George Christensen (Images: AAP)

This week, we appoint two co-winners to be crammed into the comically tiny Clown of the Week car.

Neither recipient -- Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and backbencher George Christensen, the free marketeers championing an inquiry into banks pulling back from mining projects -- qualify for the full award on their own.

Christensen gets only half the award because anyone who pays attention to him expects nothing more than this -- the free market is just like free speech, a concept of upmost importance until it gives you literally any outcome you don't like.