There is a terrific piece of rhetoric from Peter Costello today at Fairfax. It is a must read in terms of historical revisionism and politicking, writes David Llewellyn-Smith on Houses and Holes on Macro Business Superblog.
Vision Super, which handles the superannuation of all current and past council workers, slapped Victoria’s 79 councils with a $71 million bill earlier this year.
Wayne Swan's hard hitting comments on the ANZ's "excessive" rate rise were far more substantial than any action the Howard Government took against the banks over its 11 years in office, writes Stephen Mayne.
The ANZ has become the second major bank to raise its mortgage rates independent of the Reserve. Wayne Swan was tough on the news, but not tough enough.
It was a fascinating read on Saturday as Paul Kelly pieced together in The Weekend Australian the strange tensions within the Cabinet of John Howard in the couple of weeks before the formal start of this year's election campaign. It is not often that the mental processes of lemmings are exposed in such detail as Kelly provided.
In just a few days, the Reserve Bank has increased disclosure and removed the horrible political taint inflicted by former Treasurer Peter Costello and his appointment of the tax-challenged Liberal Party fundraiser, Rob Gerrard, writes Glenn Dyer.
2007 has truly been the Year of the Family Man in Australian politics. In many cases, a loss to the party has resulted in a big win for working families, writes Jane Nethercote.
Labor clearly won the campaign and snuffed out any chance that John Howard had of snatching a last minute victory, writes Richard Farmer.
On Saturday, Mr Garrett officially launched the ALP’s arts policy. But ArtStart suddenly disappeared from the official speeches and the press releases approved by Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd’s office, writes Nicholas Pickard.