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.
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