Peter Costello – take a bow!
In securing Melbourne as the headquarters of the Future Fund, the $140 Billion Investment Fund to be set up by the Federal Government to invest surpluses from the Telstra Sale and future Government surpluses, he has reversed the Sydney centricity of the Federal Government and guaranteed Melbourne as a strong financial centre forever.
Melbourne is a creative, vibrant and entrepeneurial city that has created and driven most things which Australians hold dear. From Dame Edna Everage, Fosters, Vegemite and the “Aussie” Holden to “Little Kylie”, Hey Hey It’s Saturday and our wonderful game of Australian Rules Football, everything that is and was good and great about this country has been born in Melbourne.
Such will be the Future Fund.