Topic archives: Peter Costello

Crikey Worm: the last of the budget leaks

May 8, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. Rumours of Bob Hawke’s ill health may be greatly exaggerated. Plus, we have the last of the leaks ahead of tonight’s budget. It’s the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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.

Media briefs: Costello on ABC porn … cross your Ts (all of them) … foreign correspondents …

Media briefs: Costello on ABC porn … cross your Ts (all of them) … foreign correspondents …

December 22, 2015 5

How many Ts in Abbot? And other media tidbits of the day.

Breed, (white, rich) women of Australia!

November 10, 2015 9

There is a baby drought! Except it seems to be a drought of a very particular kind of baby ...

Bronwyn Bishop: Liberal attack dog finally gets bitten

Bronwyn Bishop: Liberal attack dog finally gets bitten

July 20, 2015 27

Once the scourge of public servants, Bronwyn Bishop is now on the receiving end of the scrutiny she once dished out with relish.

Treasury forecasts: are they worth the budget paper they’re printed on?

Treasury forecasts: are they worth the budget paper they’re printed on?

May 12, 2015 1

History suggests the numbers in tonight's budget documents will bear little relationship to what happens to the economy in the next twelve months.

Government faces fights on multiple fiscal fronts

Government faces fights on multiple fiscal fronts

April 15, 2015 6

The government faces fights on multiple fronts on tax and the budget, but doesn't appear to have coordinated its tactics.

Direct Action is ‘intergenerational theft’ — just ask Peter Costello

Direct Action is ‘intergenerational theft’ — just ask Peter Costello

February 20, 2015 18

Climate change is the ultimate form of intergenerational theft -- and Joe Hockey is making it worse.

Crikey list: politicians who have sued media outlets for defamation

Crikey list: politicians who have sued media outlets for defamation

January 28, 2015 8

For all our politicians profess a love of free speech, here are some of our elected representatives who decided to cash in on a media that might have been a little too free ...

Mayne: director protests overshadowing remuneration issues at AGMs

Mayne: director protests overshadowing remuneration issues at AGMs

October 29, 2014 1

Protest votes are on the rise in AGM season. Is it a sign of a wider malaise?

Essential: Liberals the ‘upper class’ party? And Costello best treasurer

Essential: Liberals the ‘upper class’ party? And Costello best treasurer

August 26, 2014 16

Australia is a class-riddled society, today's Essential Report shows, but few people claim to be upper class, despite believing the Liberal Party supports that group most.