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Peter Costello doubles down on GFC denialism

Bernard Keane August 22, 2017 6 Comments

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

Crikey May 9, 2017 4 Comments

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 …

Glenn Dyer March 13, 2017 6 Comments

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

Glenn Dyer December 6, 2016 2 Comments

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

William Bowe November 25, 2016 9 Comments

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?!

Bernard Keane September 12, 2016 9 Comments

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

Are conservatives better economic managers?

Crikey May 16, 2016 16 Comments

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

Crikey March 3, 2016 1 Comment

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 …

Crikey February 26, 2016 4 Comments

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 …

Crikey February 25, 2016 6 Comments

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