Mathias Cormann

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Mathias Cormann calls for greater foreign aid despite role in Australian cuts
OECD leader urges increase despite previously defending Australia’s cuts while finance minister

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

13, Apr, 2022 @3:30 AM

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Former finance minister who helped sink carbon price now urging Australia to adopt one
Mathias Cormann, now head of the OECD, was instrumental in repealing the nation’s key climate policy in 2014

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

28, Oct, 2021 @9:19 AM

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Adviser whose former lobby group provided lump of coal to Scott Morrison made ambassador to OECD
Pearson was chief of Minerals Council when it gave Scott Morrison the lump of coal he held aloft in parliament in 2017

Amy Remeikis

17, Sep, 2021 @9:45 AM

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Australia is ‘more and more isolated’ on climate, former EU trade commissioner says
Cecilia Malmström warned climate change is an urgent global crisis and Australia, as a big economy and big emitter, needs to do more

Katharine Murphy Political editor

25, Aug, 2021 @9:48 AM

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Mathias Cormann’s flights to win OECD job cost Australia $11,000 a day
Exclusive: Cost of former finance minister’s month crisscrossing Europe and South America in RAAF jet revealed

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

19, Jul, 2021 @11:17 PM

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Australian government insists it shares 'same ambitions' as Mathias Cormann for green recovery
Foreign minister Marise Payne makes the claim when asked about the ex-finance minister’s OECD campaign, despite Australia’s much vaunted gas-led recovery

Daniel Hurst

25, Mar, 2021 @9:56 AM

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Climate experts in dismay at choice of Mathias Cormann as OECD chief
Critics say election of former Australian finance minister with ‘atrocious record’ sends a dangerous signal

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

12, Mar, 2021 @5:30 PM

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UK warned not to back Mathias Cormann as new OECD head
Support for Australian ex-minister with poor record on climate crisis would send ‘terrible message’

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

08, Mar, 2021 @7:03 PM

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'Not a suitable candidate': climate groups urge OECD not to appoint Mathias Cormann as next head
A letter signed by 29 experts and activist groups says Cormann’s climate record should rule him out of secretary-general’s job

Graham Readfearn

05, Mar, 2021 @2:18 AM

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Mathias Cormann: the OECD candidate who helped destroy Australia’s carbon-trading scheme
The former finance minister’s ‘climate pivot’ has been met with a mixture of exasperation and bemusement

Daniel Hurst in Canberra

19, Feb, 2021 @10:22 PM

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TUC calls on Raab to reject Australian candidate to lead OECD
Trade union body says Mathias Cormann would set back fight against poverty and the climate crisis

Phillip Inman

16, Feb, 2021 @6:38 PM

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The government is stuck in the fallacy of debt and deficit while ignoring the climate crisis | Greg Jericho
Do we really want to say in a decade’s time that we couldn’t spend money on lowering emissions because we were worried about interest rates?

Greg Jericho

13, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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