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An Australian politician. A member of the Australian Parliament for Lilley since 1998.
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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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Keating and Swan loom large in Bowen's thinking - The Australian
Keating and Swan loom large in Bowen's thinkingThe AustralianIt reminds us that Bowen is a politician formed by the 2008-09 global financial crisis and is a champion of the huge fiscal stimulus put in place by Kevin Rudd and Wayne Swan at that time. Bowen praises Swan and places him in the “upper echelons of ...
Malcolm Turnbull looks to fix mistakes of the past - Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning HeraldMalcolm Turnbull looks to fix mistakes of the pastSydney Morning HeraldIn government, Labor's treasurer Wayne Swan repeatedly rejected calls for an inquiry into Australia's financial system, arguing it didn't need to be fixed. The Murray inquiry into the financial system and the Turnbull government's response shows how ...a další »
Partisan Chris Bowen goes too far in praise of Wayne Swan - The Australian
The AustralianPartisan Chris Bowen goes too far in praise of Wayne SwanThe AustralianAnd the flaws are aggravated by a sometimes cursory treatment of the economic context. Nowhere is that clearer than in Bowen's contrasting assessments of Arthur Fadden and Wayne Swan. Of course, what Fadden and Swan had in common was that they ...
ASIC's Greg Medcraft enlists Hockey for tilt at UK's Financial ... - The Australian Financial Review
The Australian Financial ReviewASIC's Greg Medcraft enlists Hockey for tilt at UK's Financial ...The Australian Financial ReviewIt is not clear if Medcraft's Moore Park personal trainer will receive a call for an appraisal of his subject's energy levels. But we do know that former Treasurer Joe Hockey has been put forward. In light of recent history it would be a fascinating to ...

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