The Costello Memoirs

The Costello Memoirs

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In his impressive eighteen-year parliamentary career, Mr Costello was Australia's longest-serving Treasurer. As Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party for more than a decade, he worked with Liberal leaders, including John Howard, Alexander Downer, John Hewson and Andrew Peacock. In his political memoirs, Mr Costello, the fiscal conservative and social progressive, the architect of the GST who eliminated public-sector debt, and who supported a republic and Reconciliation, reflects on more than 30 years of service to the Liberal cause. Mr Costello will offer insight into his successful partnership with John Howard that has led to four election victories and the longest period of economic prosperity in Australian history. He will reveal how and why, despite a booming economy, the Liberals suffered a devastating defeat in 2007. In a unique literary partnership, Mr Costello will collaborate with Mr Peter Coleman, former member of Parliament and editor of the Bulletin and Quadrant, who also happens to be his father-in-law. The memoirs of Mr Costello will offer readers an unprecedented insider's view of the Liberal Party and our recent political history.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 148 x 228 x 34mm | 580.6g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • Updated ed.
  • 16 pp pictures
  • 0522857043
  • 9780522857047
  • 575,372

About Peter Costello

Peter Costello was Australia's longest-serving Treasurer, and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party for more than a decade.show more

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"Should remain a manifesto for every center-right political party wishing to replicate Australia's golden era of economic prosperity." "--Wall Street Journal Asia"show more

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