Meet the Frontbenchers

Can he do it? With gloomy polls haunting him for months, if John Howard can pull off his fifth consecutive election win he will become a Liberal legend. And if Nov. 24 turns out to be Howard's night, here are a few of the ministers he'll have to thank

Peter Costello
"What counts is where you were when the work was being done."
Experience: Treasurer since 1996
Prime Minister John Howard's anointed successor has shown he can wait for the top job — but for how much longer? Praised...

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