No prize for Bill

The award for best Finance Minister goes to:

Australia has struck it rich, and lucky, as it has used its natural resources to benefit from the China spending boom. But the careful stewardship of its treasurer, Wayne Swan, has played a key role in making it the best-performing economy among the world?s richer, developed nations. Not that he is likely to get much credit at home.

Not much chance for Bill English to win with our deficit going up along with our spending.

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