The author has been described by News Ltd as an "iconoclast", "Svengali", a pollie's "economist muse", and "pungently accurate". Fairfax says he is a "Renaissance man" and "one of Australia’s most respected analysts." Stephen Koukoulas concludes that he is "85% right", and "would make a great Opposition leader." Terry McCrann claims the author thinks "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France", but can be "scintillating" when he thinks "clearly". The ACTU reckons he’s "an enigma wrapped in a Bloomberg terminal, wrapped in some apparently well-honed abs."

Friday, February 11, 2011

Could this be our first female Treasurer?

Peter Costello, watch out. I am pretty confident a new Liberal Party superstar has arrived. And her name is Kelly O'Dwyer. If the Liberals ever win government, O'Dwyer is shaping up as future Treasurer material. I will review her questions to the RBA Governor in the posts that follow. Super sharp.