Scott Morrison: time to stop spooking investors

Australia's treasurer needs to get out of the grips of protectionists in the governing coalition and cope with problems in the banking and power sectors. Higher wages would be good, too.

Our Finance Minister of the Year study takes into account various factors, including the extent to which the minister or treasurer, in this case can exercise power over the country's economy. Today's entry has little control over the minutiae of economic management, but has been found wanting when tackling some big-picture challenges. 

RANKED 7TH AUSTRALIA'S SCOTT MORRISON

Reforms in the 1990s handed day-to-day management of the Australian economy to the country’s central bank, which can therefore be credited with 26 years of consecutive positive growth. Little credit goes to Scott Morrison

As treasurer in Malcolm Turnbull’s relatively conservative...

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