<iframe src="//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-K3L4M3" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden">

Features Australia

Treasurers: good, bad, and accidental

From Frank to Jimbo

6 January 2024

9:00 AM

6 January 2024

9:00 AM

When acting as part of a constructive, two-person team with the Prime Minister, the office-holder can make for a formidable combination – think here Keating and Hawke, Costello and Howard.

Treasurers come in three varieties: good, bad, and accidental. The good and bad are self-explanatory, but the accidental moneyman is the one put into the position with nary a clue but holding down the exalted role for accidental reasons.

Already a subscriber? Log in

Subscribe for just $2 a week

Try a month of The Spectator Australia absolutely free and without commitment. Not only that but – if you choose to continue – you’ll pay just $2 a week for your first year.

  • Unlimited access to spectator.com.au and app
  • The weekly edition on the Spectator Australia app
  • Spectator podcasts and newsletters
  • Full access to spectator.co.uk

Unlock this article


You might disagree with half of it, but you’ll enjoy reading all of it. Try your first month for free, then just $2 a week for the remainder of your first year.


Don't miss out

Join the conversation with other Spectator Australia readers. Subscribe to leave a comment.

Already a subscriber? Log in