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.
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
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
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.
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.
10 - 08 - 2019
A great interview with JOY Radio discussing the history of the Australian Treasury. Click here to listen to the podcast.
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!
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
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.
Good article by Troy Bramston this morning, picking up some of the themes from Changing Fortunes. https://lnkd.in/gvpAtiC
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.