Posts Tagged ‘ coleman ’

Costello recalls his golden age

Sep 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

Malcolm Turnbull is largely divorced from the Howard era. Coming into parliament only at the 2004 election, Turnbull was not present for the early successes, only the later failures. The intriguing test is where Turnbull takes the party. How will he reinterpret Liberal beliefs? How will he unite the conservative and liberal traditions in the one party?

Peter Costello memoir ‘attacks John Howard’

Sep 10th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia

The former treasurer’s co-author and father-in-law Peter Coleman declared this morning that Mr. Costello was “the greatest prime minister we never had” but predicted that the Member for Higgins’ memoirs could be read as both an apologia for the past and a platform for the future. The book carefully avoids answering the question of whether Mr. Costello plans to retire from politics.