Topic archives: Peter Costello

Peter Costello doubles down on GFC denialism

August 22, 2017 6

Peter Costello doesn't know much about the global financial crisis. But he knows what he likes: punitive financial measures.

Peter Costello has finally left the building

May 9, 2017 4

It turns out taxes are not actually a “burden”, but a necessary revenue-raising measure in order to fund projects Australians want, writes The Australia Institute chief economist Richard Denniss.

Peter Costello for PM? Let his record at Nine be your guide …

March 13, 2017 6

Terry McCrann reckons Peter Costello would make a top-notch prime minister. But how is he performing at Nine?

Fiscal conservatives all too happy to raid the public purse come election time

December 6, 2016 2

Know who spent the most public money on election campaigns? John Howard and Peter Costello.

One Nation Mark II: bigger, badder and even more unhinged

November 25, 2016 9

Pauline Hanson helms a popular party that could determine the fate of government legislation and two state elections. More's the pity her party is coming apart at the seams.

Want to get taxes down? Who ya gonna call?!

September 12, 2016 9

Peter Costello wants someone to get taxes down -- unlike he managed. We have just the treasurer in mind.

Are conservatives better economic managers?

May 16, 2016 16

Many of our beliefs about economic management are built on false assumptions and misremembered history. John Menadue, former head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, investigates.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

March 3, 2016 1

Hello, darling ... knives out at Howard dinner ... innovatively killing Australian jobs ...

Media briefs: Women’s Agenda sold … nightmare on Zika St … how to do blackface …

Media briefs: Women’s Agenda sold … nightmare on Zika St … how to do blackface …

February 26, 2016 4

Crikey publisher Private Media sells off women's site Women's Agenda. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Media briefs: Sheehan retracts … APN out of print … game of editions …

Media briefs: Sheehan retracts … APN out of print … game of editions …

February 25, 2016 6

Paul Sheehan's harrowing rape story that wasn't. Plus other media tidbits of the day.