PM Kevin Rudd is considering offering Peter Costello a job, says Matthew Franklin. He doesn't know what yet, but Costello's interested. How very West Wing.
Haven't the Libs considered why the former treasurer finally gave up his dream of being prime minister? wonders Andrew Bolt It's likely not a guts issue; he thinks they can't win.
Peter Costello’s entire career can be summed up fairly simply: he had so many opportunities and never used them.
Costello's frustrated and failed leadership ambitions will always at least partially obscure the historical assessment of his time as Treasurer, says Shaun Carney.
Costello's greatest failure was not to make more of the opportunity of prosperity, writes George Megalogenis.
Peter Costello leaving the parliament is his country's loss, but his party's gain, writes Tony Abbott, in a eulogy for his colleague.
Costello's departure draws a line under a political era, says Phillip Coorey.