The Hon. Peter Costello AC
The AADA Keynote Address
“How The World Is Changing”
Tuesday 19 September – 4:00PM – AADA Central
Having walked the halls of power and rubbed shoulders with world leaders, Mr Costello has plenty of entertaining and enlightening stories about those who wield that power and the means by which they do so.
A man passionate about his country, intellectually and emotionally engaged in the challenges facing all of us, and renowned for his parliamentary performances, Mr Costello is sure to deliver an address memorable for its content and delivery.
Peter Costello is the longest-serving Federal Treasurer in Australia’s history, holding the post for the entirety of the Howard government’s reign from 1996 to 2007.
He brought down 12 consecutive Federal Budgets, including 10 surpluses. During that period he eliminated Commonwealth Government debt in net terms. He introduced the GST and, in his time Australia’s credit rating was upgraded twice to AAA.
After leaving Parliament, Mr Costello served as Member and then Chairman of the Independent Advisory Board to the World Bank in Washington 2009-2014. He is currently Chairman of both the Australian Future Fund and the Nine Entertainment Corporation.
With extensive experience in the very highest levels of government and economics, Mr Costello has a unique and valuable perspective on the current economic climate, and where things are going in the future.
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