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Peter Costello

Personal data
Date of birth14 August 1957(age 53)
Place of birthMelbourne
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
SpouseTanya Costello (née Coleman)
Alma materMonash University
35th Treasurer of Australia
In office11 March 1996 - 3 December 2007
Succeeded byWayne Swan
Preceded byRalph Willis
Deputy Leader of Liberal Party of Australia
In office1 May 1994 - 29 November 2007
Succeeded byJulie Bishop
Preceded byMichael Wooldridge
In office24 March 1990 - 19 October 2009
Succeeded byKelly O'Dwyer
Preceded byRoger Shipton

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Peter Howard Costello AC (born 14 August 1957) is an Australian lawyer and former Member of the Australian House of Representatives. He was elected to the seat of Higgins in 1990, and served as Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia from 1994 to 2007, and as Treasurer of Australia from 1996 to 2007, making him the longest serving treasurer in Australian history. Costello resigned from parliament in October 2009, triggering the 2009 Higgins by-election.

On 18 September 2008, Costello was appointed to the World Bank’s new Independent Advisory Board (IAB), which will provide advice on anti-corruption measures.

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Paul Keating poking fun at Shadow Treasurer Peter Costello, and his inability to run for the Liberal Party Leadership.
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Star Stories does Take That/Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams. Many guest appearances, including - Russell Brand, Guy Chambers (Trevor Lock), Lulu, Elvis Costello, Sting, Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Kate Moss, Peter Gabriel, Michael Barrymore, Gazza, etc.
7.65 min. | 4.83 user rating
Paul Keating sinks his fangs into Peter Costello. Watch Kevin Rudds Response!
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One of many classic laughing moments by Federal Treasurer Peter Costello, who makes jokes about an ALP member who should put a brown paper bag over his head. Federal Parliament 2pm sitting 13/8/2007 Peter Costello has resigned after the Liberal election defeat, and will be missed by those who enjoyed his many laughing moments in Parliament.
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An MP is suspended from the service of the House for calling Treasurer Peter Costello a chicken (according to the news that day). Earlier in this clip the Speaker demands the removal of "that object". Sitting of the House Of Representatives 9/8/2006 Treasurer Costello RIP 1996-2007
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Kevin Rudd has no economic plan for Australia says Peter Costello. Not only does the leader of the Labor Party Kevin Rudd not know the income tax thresholds and rates, but he has neither the decency nor fortitude to face Peter Costello while they are explained to him. (Parliament question time Wed 19th. September 2007)
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The Liberal Party attack dog has a few choice words for fellow colleague Peter Costello. Apologies for the poor video quality.
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Stay? Go? Stay? Go? Will Australians be "kind" enough to re - elect Mr Howard later this year? Will he stay or go?
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Unique, Mesmerising and Enchanting reworking of Nina Simone classic, by London based 4 piece STRANGEFRUIT, this was filmed late at night in Wood Green, London. featured on this video are band members Jenny Maxwell and Jamie Perrett. Jamie is ex of Babyshambles. Bassist in Strangefruit is Peter Perret jnr, also ex of Babyshambles who played on the Janie Jones single. Jamie and Peter are the sons of Peter Perret of the Only Ones, famous for the big hit Another Girl, Another Planet ..Song was originally recorded by Nina Simone in 1964. The Animals covered it in 1965, the song has also been covered by Elvis Costello, and was on the soundtrack of Kill
4.00 min. | 4.8 user rating
Don't risk Tony Abbott with our trillion dollar economy. Even former Liberal Party Treasurer, Peter Costello doubt's Tony Abbott's judgement.
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Costello puts case for BHP Potash bid - Investor's Business Daily Tweet this news
Investor's Business Daily--Nov 01, 2010 (The Australian Financial Review - ABIX via COMTEX) -- Former Australian Treasurer, -Peter Costello-, claims Australia only rejects takeover bids ... - Date : Mon, 01 Nov 2010 23:42:18 GMT+00:00
NJ judge orders Nevada woman, son accused of man's slaying to be held without bail - The Star-Ledger - Tweet this news
The Star-Ledger - NJ State PoliceMichelle Costello, 43, and her son -Peter Costello-, both of Las Vegas, were arrested Saturday inside an Atlantic City casino. ... - Date : Wed, 20 Oct 2010 19:10:17 GMT+00:00
The Costello Memoirs - Australian Conservative Tweet this news
Australian Conservative--In a political career spanning more than eighteen years, -Peter Costello-, Australia's longest serving Treasurer, steered the Government through some of its ... - Date : Sat, 06 Nov 2010 02:43:25 GMT+00:00
The poll's biggest gamble - Herald Sun Tweet this news
Herald Sun--John Howard and -Peter Costello- pretended to be mates in a TV interview during the 2007 campaign and everyone saw how phony it was. ... - Date : Thu, 05 Aug 2010 13:28:26 GMT+00:00
Costello was right about Abbott: Gillard - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--"Well I think this is further proof that (former Liberal treasurer) -Peter Costello- was right about Tony Abbott. "He's clearly bored by economics and he's ... - Date : Wed, 28 Jul 2010 04:15:42 GMT+00:00
Costello goes a'haunting as ghost of colleagues past - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--Former treasurer -Peter Costello- upstages Opposition Leader Tony Abbott with a comedy routine at a campaign business lunch. He was so pumped he almost ... - Date : Mon, 19 Jul 2010 20:51:04 GMT+00:00
Income tax cuts not on Swan's agenda - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--Former Liberal treasurer -Peter Costello- entered the election debate, saying while Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott are focused ... - Date : Thu, 05 Aug 2010 08:29:06 GMT+00:00
Abbott must spell out long-term vision - The Australian Tweet this news
The Australian--Introducing the changes, then treasurer -Peter Costello- made it clear he saw encouragement of savings through superannuation as an important plank of the ... - Date : Thu, 05 Aug 2010 14:29:13 GMT+00:00
A bigger country is inevitable - The Australian Tweet this news
The Australian--While former treasurer -Peter Costello- famously asked us all to have "one for the country", the Productivity Commission found that payments such as the baby ... - Date : Tue, 03 Aug 2010 15:58:42 GMT+00:00
Which way for the RBA? - Business Spectator Tweet this news
Business Spectator--Second, the RBA has a formally agreed inflation target of two to three per cent per annum that the (previous) governor first struck with -Peter Costello- in ... - Date : Wed, 04 Aug 2010 20:30:13 GMT+00:00

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Roger Shipton
Member for Higgins
Succeeded by
Kelly O'Dwyer
Party political offices
Preceded by
Michael Wooldridge
Deputy Leader of Liberal Party of Australia
Succeeded by
Julie Bishop
Political offices
Preceded by
Ralph Willis
Treasurer of Australia
Succeeded by
Wayne Swan

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