Sydney Uni seminar

03 - 10 - 2019

I gave a seminar at Sydney University School of Economics on Changing Fortunes: A History of the Australian Treasury last week.  Covered Treasury's waxing and waning economic policy influence since federation - plenty of ups and downs!

Great to see lots of Treasury old timers there. And thanks to the School of Economics for hosting the event and to Associate Professor Stephen Whelan for MCing the discussion.

John Stone

03 - 10 - 2019

John Stone has written an interesting review of my book  Changing Fortunes: A History of the Australian Treasury  in this month's edition of Quadrant. https://lnkd.in/ffacDGp
Some frank and fearless comments as one might expect from John!
The book is of course available from MUP or at all good bookshops! https://lnkd.in/gAAuz6d

Andrew Podger

10 - 09 - 2019

In writing about the forthcoming Thodey Public Service review, Andrew Podger refers to Changing Fortunes and the story of the waning influence of the Australian Public Service, and Treasury, over the last decade. Click here to read the article

Judith Sloan

10 - 09 - 2019

Judith Sloan wrote yesterday about my book Changing Fortunes: A History of the Australian Treasury and the advent of Keynesianism in Australia. Treasury was in fact not an enthusiastic adopter of Keynesianism in the 1940s to the 1960s but perhaps became more enthusiastic in later times, such as with the response to the GFC. Click here to read the article.

Geraldine Doogue

17 - 08 - 2019

Great opportunity being interviewed by Geraldine Doogue on Radio National this morning. Here's the link if you missed it or want to listen again. https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/the-changing-fortunes-of-the-australian-treasury/11419020

J.R. Nethercote

15 - 08 - 2019

Interesting article by J R Nethercote in the AFR on the book.  I generally agree with his comments - the book was deliberately focussed on the modern Treasury and I was conscious that were were some important stories I couldn't include.  But at over 500 pages already that was always going to be a challenge! Click here to read the article.

JOY Radio

10 - 08 - 2019

A great interview with JOY Radio discussing the history of the Australian Treasury. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Steve Bracks

09 - 08 - 2019

Steve Bracks did a Melbourne launch of Changing Fortunes: A History of the Australian Treasury on 26 August. The event was hosted at Melbourne Uni by Professor Miranda Stewart and Professor John Howe, with Miranda running the discussion. Great to see such a turn out of the Melbourne crowd and thanks to MUP for helping with the event - and of course selling the book!

Ross Gittins

09 - 08 - 2019

Good piece by Ross Gittins this morning that picks up some of the themes from Changing Fortunes: A History of the Australian Treasury. https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/how-politics-has-come-to-trump-economics-in-canberra-20190808-p52fb7.html 

Michelle Grattan

09 - 08 - 2019

Good piece by Michelle Grattan this morning that picks up some of the themes from Changing Fortunes: A History of the Australian Treasury. https://lnkd.in/e8DFtyC

Peter Costello

07 - 08 - 2019

Peter Costello, Australia’s treasurer from 1996 to 2007 and now chair of the Future Fund, tackles the thorny issue of where, when and how a department of state should be having its own view, and what does that mean for the relationship between the secretary of the Treasury and the treasurer of the day. He launched the new book Changing Fortunes: A History of the Australian Treasury by former public servant turned academic Paul Tilley, at Australian National University on August 6, 2019. Below is the transcript of his address and a question and answer with Tilley and journalist Michelle Grattan.

https://www.themandarin.com.au/113322-peter-costello-on-the-independence-of-the-public-service-view-the-future-of-policy-advice-and-when-treasury-secretaries-were-treated-harshly/

Troy Bramston

06 - 08 - 2019

Good article by Troy Bramston this morning, picking up some of the themes from Changing Fortunes. https://lnkd.in/gvpAtiC

Book Launch

06 - 08 - 2019

In this podcast, Paul Tilley and Peter Costello AC are in conversation with Michelle Grattan on Paul’s important new book, Changing Fortunes: A History of the Australian Treasury, which examines how Treasury has evolved: in its economic thinking and with its influence on policy. Changing Fortunes tracks Treasury’s history since Federation, with a focus on the modern era since its 1976 split with Finance.

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