No prize for Bill

The award for best Finance Minister goes to:

Australia has struck it rich, and lucky, as it has used its natural resources to benefit from the China spending boom. But the careful stewardship of its treasurer, Wayne Swan, has played a key role in making it the best-performing economy among the world’s richer, developed nations. Not that he is likely to get much credit at home.

Not much chance for Bill English to win with our deficit going up along with our spending.


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  • TimM

    “Congratulations to Wayne Swan on his prize. Unfortunately for Australia, however, having the world’s greatest Treasurer is bad for your wealth. Taking all the winners since 1982, when a Treasurer wins the prize, his or her country’s GDP growth rate halves. But then again, losing half your GDP growth is surely a small price to pay for glory.”