The impossible job of a modern-day treasurer

By Simon Cowan
Updated April 24 2018 - 9:34pm, first published April 14 2017 - 11:37am

Being treasurer is never easy. If politics is the art of the possible, the treasurer is the one supplying the paint. Do well, and the prime minister gets all the credit for holding the brush, while the treasurer is the one everyone blames if the picture is incomplete – or ugly.

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