Peter Costello was Federal Treasurer from 1996 to 2007. He has written a best selling account of his time as Treasurer which is now published in paperback. He lives in Melbourne with his wife Tanya and three children.
Former federal Liberal treasurer Peter Costello will not contest the next federal election. We look back through Fairfax Archives at some of his more memorable quotes and stories written about him.
Mark Dapin Australian War Memorial director - and former Liberal Party leader - Brendan Nelson meets me for Saturday lunch at the Bendooley Bar and Grill, Berrima, a short drive from his home in Bowral.
Josh Gordon, Daniel Flitton and Adrian Lowe Howard-era finance minister Nick Minchin has emerged as a contender to take over as consul-general in New York after Steve Bracks was dumped from the role as one of the first acts of the incoming...
Mark Baker It's just shy of 7 o'clock on a crisp winter's morning in Geelong. Tony Abbott is on his way to rescue the Great Ocean Road from the ravages of man and nature - or at least to rescue the seat of...
Philip Dorling The nation's electronic espionage agency, the Australian Signals Directorate, is in a partnership with British, American and Singaporean intelligence agencies to tap undersea fibre optic...
Shane Green There is political strategy in the presentation of the Rudd family and Jessica Rudd is no bit player.
Peter Cai John Nguyen and Wesa Chau are in the race to become the first Asian-born member of the House of Representatives.
JOBS will not be sacrificed even if the federal government has to make spending cuts to ensure a lean, tight budget, Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury says.
Karl Quinn IF RUPERT MURDOCH rules his vast media empire with a firm hand, it is perhaps because he learnt from the best.
Cosima Marriner More Australian women are going back to work after having children, but they prefer to work part-time and the age of their children when they rejoin the workforce is getting younger.
Karl Quinn If Rupert Murdoch rules his vast media empire with a firm hand, it is perhaps because he learnt from the best.
Jonathan Swan Two Liberal MPs want Tony Abbott to review or consider abandoning parts of his $3.2 billion plan to combat climate change in light of ''dire economic circumstances''.
Mark Kenny Tony Abbott defends his role as a big spender when he was Health Minister in the Howard Government.
Daniel Hurst Australians with more than $2 million in their superannuation accounts and others on the top marginal tax rates will pay more if the Gillard government succeeds in clawing back retirement fund tax...
Mark Hawthorne Queensland's anti-corruption watchdog claims it does not have the powers to investigate a complaint made against former treasurer Peter Costello.
Mark Hawthorne, Amy Remeikis A complaint about former federal treasurer Peter Costello lodged with Queensland's Crime and Misconduct Commission highlights potential conflicts of interest between his job overseeing the future of...
Chris Johnson Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has begun a strong attack against the government for not allowing former treasurer Peter Costello to chair the $70 billion Future Fund.
Chris Johnson Former Liberal Party heavyweight Nick Minchin has bought into the Future Fund debate to claim that his one-time colleague Peter Costello was not the right person for the chairman's job.
Ehssan Veiszadeh The opposition has challenged Treasurer Wayne Swan's warnings of yet another tough federal budget, saying his pre-budget statements often give notice of painful cuts that don't come about.
Phillip Coorey MALCOLM TURNBULL has portrayed himself as the antithesis of Tony Abbott's political mentor, B.A. Santamaria, the staunch protectionsist and founder of the Democratic Labor Party.