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ENG: Wayne Maxwell Swan (born 30 June 1954) is an Australian politician who was the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and the Deputy Leader of the Labor Party from 2010 to 2013, and the Treasurer of Australia from 2007 to 2013. Swan was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1993 for Lilley in Queensland, although he lost this seat in 1996. He regained the seat in 1998 and has represented it ever since. Following Labor's victory in 2007, Swan was appointed Treasurer of Australia by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. On 24 June 2010, when Julia Gillard became Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Labor Party following the resignation of Kevin Rudd, Swan was elected unopposed to become Deputy Leader of the Labor Party, and was subsequently sworn in as the 14th Deputy Prime ...
for33against   In my opinion Wayne Swan is quite good politician. For instance, because ... (if I wanted to write why, I wrote it here), positive
for2against   incompetent, does match up to previous treasurers, Keith
for1against   Operating at a performance level well above his competence level. Adept at deception though., Aitchotwo
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Swan pleased big 4 banks have cut rates

TONY EASTLEY: The last of the big four banks fell into line last night announcing they'd pass on the Reserve Bank's quarter of 1 per cent interest rate cut. It followed a concerted campaign by the Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan. However the ANZ Bank has hit out at the political pressure it and other banks received saying from now on it will review interest rates once a month and move independently of the Reserve Bank. The Treasurer Wayne Swan told Alexandra Kirk he's pleased that all four big banks cut their interest rates, coming at an important time on the calendar. WAYNE SWAN: ...

Treasury leak was from Swan's office

Treasurer Wayne Swan's office has finally admitted that the ''leak'' of a confidential Treasury document that claimed a large hole in the Coalition's election policy costings was authorised by the Government. The confidential Treasury analysis, published by Fairfax during the federal election campaign, debunked the size of savings the Coalition had estimated from axing Labor's national broadband network. Opposition finance spokesman Andrew Robb referred the matter to the Australian Federal Police for investigation to determine if there had been a leak from Treasury or whether the ...

Premier slams Wayne Swan for misleading Kevin Rudd

WEST - Australian Premier Colin Barnett has accused Treasurer Wayne Swan of making a "colossal mess" of the mining tax. Mr Barnett claims he did it by misleading former prime minister Kevin Rudd into believing he had negotiated a deal on the tax with the mining industry and the states. "The mining tax proposal as it stands is just a complete dog -- it's just a shambles -- and Wayne Swan made a colossal mess of it and basically let Kevin Rudd down, in my view. I was there, I witnessed it first-hand," he said. Mr Barnett predicted that under the influence of the Greens, a third and ...

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Rod McGarvie abandons LNP, joins Family First, over gay marriage ... - Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning HeraldRod McGarvie abandons LNP, joins Family First, over gay marriage ...Sydney Morning HeraldThe LNP candidate who nearly toppled former treasurer Wayne Swan at the 2013 federal election says he abandoned the party because of its internal struggle with same-sex marriage and racial discrimination laws. Rod McGarvie ran against Mr Swan for the ...
Labor thinktank says party conference must address nation's rising ... - The Guardian
The GuardianLabor thinktank says party conference must address nation's rising ...The GuardianThe new paper is the first work produced by the inclusive prosperity commission, which is led by Cooney and the former Labor treasurer Wayne Swan. The commission project is underway in partnership with the Clinton-linked US progressive thinktank, the ...
Forgotten man Casillas, UCD's heroics and the week's best ... - The42
The42Forgotten man Casillas, UCD's heroics and the week's best ...The42Wayne Coffey writes how, 'in stark contrast to '15 champs, U.S. women won inaugural Women's World Cup in relative obscurity in 1991' in the New York Daily News. 2. ”Iker Casillas left out the back door, alone. ... The defender Sean Coyne was sent off ...
Missed opportunity on tax reform: Swan - 9news.com.au
Missed opportunity on tax reform: Swan9news.com.auPoor countries will never control their own destiny if multinational companies are allowed to continue leaching off revenue bases and avoid paying their fair share of tax, former treasurer Wayne Swan warns. Mr Swan argued the case for global tax reform ...a další »

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