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  Lateline - 23/08/2005: Respect Australian values or leave: Costello
PETER COSTELLO: What I've said is that this is a country, which is founded on a democracy.
PETER COSTELLO: I'd be saying to clerics who are teaching that there are two laws governing people in Australia, one the Australian law and another the Islamic law, that that is false.
PETER COSTELLO: Well, where a person has dual citizenship, Tony, it might be possible to ask them to exercise that other citizenship where they could just as easily exercise a citizenship of another country.
www.abc.net.au /lateline/content/2005/s1444603.htm   (2718 words)

 Peter Costello - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peter Howard Costello (born 14 August 1957), Australian politician, has been Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party since 1994, and Treasurer in the Australian government since 1996.
Costello was born in Melbourne, into a middle-class family of committed Christians: his brother, Tim Costello, is a prominent Baptist minister and current CEO of World Vision Australia.
Peter Costello (left) as a student activist in 1977.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peter_Costello   (1351 words)

 Alert and Alarmed: Costello is a cretin
Costello did manage to belabour the claim that interest rates under the Coalition would always be lower than interest rates under the Opposition, of necessity (not true Peter).
Costello replied that you have to have a uniform monetary policy, and that the regions experiencing different levels of activity would just have to grin and bear it (or something to that effect as his explanation was inarticulate).
Costello also claimed that he was responsible for establishing the independence of the monetary authorities, yet at the same time is busily (with Howard) trying to tell the Reserve Bank that it would be unwise to raise the cash rate at its next meeting.
alertandalarmed.blogspot.com /2006/07/costello-is-cretin.html   (670 words)

 Costello promises sustainable Budget - ABC Insiders, 24 April 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
PETER COSTELLO: Well, Barry, the fact of the matter is, as you know, we proposed a safety net first time ever with thresholds of $500 and $1,000.
PETER COSTELLO: Barry, I think there are two key facts here, one is that it never existed before and two, it was put into a shape by the independents in the Senate, which the Government never wanted.
PETER COSTELLO: Well, I am not a doctor but doctors say that the older you are for the treatment, the less the chances of success and they also say that after a certain number of treatments, success rates decline and this is a matter to be discussed with the medical profession.
sievx.com /articles/defending/2005/20050424PeterCostello.html   (2168 words)

 Interview with Peter Costello
Peter Costello: No, I think it was actually a spectator on the other side of the fence that caught the ball.
Peter Costello: No, because I think what banks do is banks look at current policy and they make decisions and if there's a change of government then they'll change their policy and they'll change their products.
Peter Costello: And I can't go out and extol their virtues but there are people who have written columns in today's paper.
www.seven.com.au /sundaysunrise/politics_040926_costello   (2585 words)

 Howard's Guarded Defence Of Costello Against Stone Attack [January 4, 2003]
While Peter Costello is frontrunner to replace Mr Howard, there is a growing clamour from Coalition MPs for the status quo — at least until the election due in late 2004.
These are people who are so consumed by their ambitions that the damage that a Costello prime ministership would do to Australia's future and to the future of the Liberal Party weighs little in the balance against the prospect (brief though it might be) of ministerial office.
Costello, by contrast, is a malleable man. When Peter Reith was confronting the Maritime Union of Australia on our waterfront in 1998, Costello (despite having been, along with myself, one of the four founders of the H. Nicholls Society) was nowhere to be seen.
www.australianpolitics.com /news/2003/01/03-01-04.shtml   (2382 words)

 Interview: Treasurer Peter Costello
Peter Costello: Look, no-one I believe, no-one of goodwill, would be pleased with the way in which she was treated, and she was let down by the system.
Peter Costello: Well, sure. Well, look, there are State Governments involved, there were police forces involved, there are mental health authorities involved, and the Federal Government as well, and it shouldn't have happened.
Peter Costello: As he said, as I have, what happens to me is in the control of the Liberal Party room.
seven.com.au /sundaysunrise/politics_050213_costello   (1798 words)

 Interview: Peter Costello
Treasurer Peter Costello said the Labor Party squandered the proceeds of privatisations while they were in power, and that the government would not repeat that with the full sale of Telstra.
PETER COSTELLO: Well there's no doubt that China is rising as an influence in Asia, and will continue to rise as it opens its economy, as it becomes more powerful economically, as it becomes an important market for many of the countries of east Asia.
PETER COSTELLO: Well the fact of the matter is that the Government has put down a policy which will ensure competitive telecommunications, improved services in the bush and in investment for future generations of Australia.
sunday.ninemsn.com.au /sunday/political_transcripts/article_1848.asp   (2538 words)

 Peter Costello - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Pietro Costello Italiano, known as the most influential Lieutenant in the Howard regime, is possibly the most, utterly, coolest sounding name in the Australian Government at the moment.
Costello did in fact enjoy a short period as prime minister in 2003, while Little Johnny was having his afternoon nap.
Peter Costello, or Petie for short, is currently undergoing some sort of top-secret mission known only as "must-kill-john-howard-before-next-elections-alpha." From what the Uncyclopedia agents can gather, this is a mission to gain more power for himself before the next elections.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Peter_Costello   (693 words)

 The Commonwealth Treasurer – Biographical Note
Peter Costello was first elected a Member of the House of Representatives for the seat of Higgins in 1990.
Peter Costello has been a Chair of the OECD Ministerial, the APEC Finance Ministers, and the G20, the group of countries systemically important to the International Financial System.
Peter holds degrees from Monash University where he was, for a time, a part-time teacher in law and economics/politics, as well as a member of the University Council.
www.treasurer.gov.au /tsr/content/biography.asp   (313 words)

 Mr. Peter Costello: Australia's Worst Post-War Treasurer
Costello was eventually forced to withdraw the proposals, which he now stated to be "not workable".
Costello's brother, the Reverend Tim Costello, is generally perceived to have a leftish rather than conservative position, and has actively criticised many policies of the Coalition government.
Costello's legacy will be not only the deformation of Australia's taxation system but a legacy of distrust amongst both conservative and independent voters who will, unless a remarkable change takes place, vote out the Coalition government at the next Federal election, largely as a result of Mr.
www.nationalobserver.net /2001_autumn_ed3.htm   (633 words)

 CNN.com - Australia's Costello cautious on global upturn - January 30, 2002
Costello told CNN television Wednesday that he was cautious in his outlook and was still worried about the economic slump in the United States and Asia.
Costello, who is Australia's acting prime minister while John Howard is in New York this week at the World Economic Forum, said he did not believe the United States was on the threshold of a surge or early recovery.
Costello told CNN that while he wanted an international recovery "the sooner the better", he expected it to take time.
archives.cnn.com /2002/BUSINESS/asia/01/30/aust.costello.biz/index.html   (460 words)

 Has Peter Costello blown it? - In Depth - theage.com.au
Whatever the motivation, Costello's two strategies have melded into one: he has placed the Prime Minister on notice that he wants a smooth transition well before the election — and he wants this intention to be made clear sooner rather than later.
Costello's running mate in that ballot was Howard, who was beaten in the leadership ballot by John Hewson.
Costello's has been opposition, when he had a rapid rise, and then years and years of government, where as the deputy he has had a special obligation to keep things on an even keel," a senior Liberal said.
www.theage.com.au /news/in-depth/has-peter-costello-blown-it/2006/07/14/1152637869737.html   (2248 words)

 Australian Treasurer Peter Costello joins anti-Muslim bandwagon
Australian Treasurer Peter Costello gave a speech to the Sydney Institute on February 23 designed to ratchet up the campaign of racial prejudice and anti-Muslim hysteria begun by the Howard government last month.
Costello’s insistence on “loyalty to Australia” simply means that working people—immigrant, native-born and indigenous—must subordinate themselves to this system of class exploitation, on which the Australian state was founded, and accept uncritically the criminal policies used to maintain it.
The fact that Costello’s brazen comments provoked no criticism in official circles, demonstrates the degree to which the entire political and media establishment in Australia has jettisoned any adherence to basic democratic values and openly embraced racism and xenophobia of the extreme right.
www.wsws.org /articles/2006/mar2006/cost-m06.shtml   (1347 words)

 Peter Costello's Statement in Support of the "Yes" case - Republic Referendum [October 27, 1999]
Peter Costello's Statement in Support of the "Yes" case - Republic Referendum [October 27, 1999]
Peter Costello's Statement in Support of the "Yes" case
This article is edited from an address in Melbourne by the Treasurer, Peter Costello, to Conservatives for an Australian Head of State.
www.australianpolitics.com /issues/republic/costello-statement.shtml   (1212 words)

 Peter Costello - Sean Hannity Discussion
Further, I think that Peter Costello is definitely man enough to be the next Prime Minister of Australia.
Costello certainly is not worried about what Islamic groups think of him.
Costello will be a world player in the fight against Islamic terrorists.
www.hannity.com /forum/showthread.php?t=39537   (382 words)

 Reserve Bank of Australia - credit expansion
Treasurer Peter Costello has claimed that the trade deficit is the country’s biggest economic challenge and that it is being affected by “capacity constraints” and the exchange rate.
Unfortunately this is the kind of advice that Costello is getting from the Treasury, his pals in the private sector and the media.
Costello’s advisors treat capital as homogenous and money as neutral, except with respect to the general price level.
www.brookesnews.com /051402costello2.html   (894 words)

 G-20: Hon. Peter Costello, MP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Peter has been the Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia since March 1996.
Peter Costello has brought down ten consecutive Federal Budgets, including eight surpluses, reducing Commonwealth net debt by $90 billion.
Peter is married to Tanya and they live in Melbourne.
www.g20.org /Public/bio_costello.jsp   (285 words)

 Abbott on his own in Federal Cabinet over abortion
Federal Treasurer Peter Costello has distanced himself from anti-abortion remarks made by Health Minister Tony Abbott, in an effort to avoid abortion becoming an election issue as it is in the USA.
Mr Costello said his fellow cabinet minister - a Catholic - was expressing personal views, and not the government's.
Mr Costello said abortion is a delicate area and there are big passions and terrible choices that people faced over it.
www.cathnews.com /news/403/107.php   (829 words)

 Peter Costello endorses food stamps plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In an interview with The Age, Mr Costello backed calls to introduce food stamps in the form of EFTPOS cards for anyone receiving family benefits, if the wellbeing of their children was in doubt.
Mr Costello also said while he did not think inadequate funding was causing the problems of violence and sexual abuse in indigenous communities, the Government was willing to spend whatever it took to secure the safety of indigenous children.
Mr Costello said while he was ready to spend more money on fighting the problems plaguing indigenous communities, restoring law and order was the key to solving their problems.
www.keralanext.com /news/index.asp?id=1039355   (459 words)

 PM - Costello's 'new federalism' riles the states
PETER BEATTIE: The states are not going to be simply bashed up by a future Liberal leadership aspirant.
I mean frankly, the Costello plan is nothing more than an attempt to put in, you know, put up his mast for the future Prime-Ministership of Australia and it's a very shall attempt.
Not known as a Costello ally, Alexander Downer was one of the first senior ministers to agree with the Treasurer.
www.abc.net.au /pm/content/2006/s1677761.htm   (776 words)

 Keyword   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
PETER Costello emerged pale-faced and bleeding from the ears yesterday after nearing the sound barrier in an FA/A-18 Hornet fighter test flight he described as "the ride of a lifetime".
Treasurer Peter Costello has defended Pope Benedict XVI over his controversial comments on Islam, saying the violent reaction was about the stifling of free speech.
Mr Costello told a Liberal Party conference in Melbourne today that Australians must "steel ourselves" and be clear about their values as they prepare for a long war on terror.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/keyword?k=petercostello   (1897 words)

 PM promised me the leadership: Costello   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Mr Costello's recollection of a meeting 12 years ago directly contradicts that of Mr Howard and backs a version of events put forward by a witness to the apparent deal.
Mr Costello said today that during the meeting with Mr Howard, witnessed by former defence minister Ian McLachlan, in December 1994, Mr Howard asked him not to stand for the Liberal Party leadership.
PETER COSTELLO: No. Essentially, the argument is Australia expects its citizens to abide by core beliefs — democracy, the rule of law, the independent judiciary, independent liberty.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1663007/posts   (3950 words)

 The Epoch Times | Costello Focusses on Balancing Budget
Treasurer Peter Costello has played down hopes of tax cuts in next week's budget, saying his priorities are balancing the ledger and funding key services before cutting taxes.
Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Peter Hendy today renewed his call for the government to heed the call made in a recent report he co-authored with businessman Dick Warburton for fundamental, structural tax reform in the budget.
A recent survey of banks and financial institutions found that most expect Mr Costello to announce the 2005-06 budget to be in surplus to the tune of at least $14 billion, up from the $11.5 billion forecast in the mid-year update.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/6-4-30/41035.html   (748 words)

 Peter Martin
John Howard and Peter Costello say that we should re-elect them because the economy is doing well, and there’s no doubt that it is doing well, so well that for the first time in an election year we’re likely to get two interest rate rises.
Australia’s Treasurer Peter Costello took the unusual step of declaring the Bank sound saying he didn’t “see any grounds to think that the exposure of these funds in the US will reflect on the parent in Australia.
The Treasurer Peter Costello later savaged them for bringing on a debate about “the failure of the government’s economic policy to put maximum downward pressure on interest rates” when they hadn’t clearly said how their policy would be different.
petermartin.blogspot.com   (11448 words)

 Australian Labor Party: John Howard, Peter Costello, Liberal Party Leadership
We’ve got rising inflation, the threat of rising interest rates and all John Howard and Peter Costello have been doing is focussing on their future, not on the future of the country.
But when it comes to Peter Costello, there’s no doubt that this is a decision which indicates a lack of confidence in Peter Costello.
SWAN: Well, Peter Costello, if he had any ticker would put his hand up, but he hasn’t.
www.alp.org.au /media/0706/dsitre310.php   (674 words)

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