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Costello and Swan Cover Art

This week's cover art for The Spectator Australia illustrates the magazine's response to Laurie Oakes' column in the Daily Telegraph on September 17. Please click for a closer look. Peter Costello and Wayne Swan cover art for The Spectator Australia © Anton Emdin 2011

I didn't receive a story, but was briefed that current treasurer Wayne Swan is up for * the prestigious 'Finance Minister of the Year' Award by Euromoney magazine. The Spectator contends that Swan is taking the glory, while ex-treasurer Peter Costello's did most of the hard work in previous years.

*Update: Swan won the award and did concede that he was fortunate to inherit a strong economy and surplus to enable his stewardship through the GFC.

Published version, below:

Peter Costello and Wayne Swan cover art for The Spectator Australia © Anton Emdin 2011