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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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'Betrayal's pretty tough mate': Kevin Rudd speaks out about his last ... - Daily Mail
Daily Mail'Betrayal's pretty tough mate': Kevin Rudd speaks out about his last ...Daily MailKevin Rudd has exposed the betrayal he felt after his last conversation with former Treasurer Wayne Swan. During a tense episode of the ABC's political documentary The Killing Season on Tuesday night, Mr Rudd said he spoke to Mr Swan on the phone the ...The politician who knifed two prime ministers ... Bill Shorten, now ...NEWS.com.auEXCLUSIVE - THE UPSIDE, Be You1:25Courier MailGillard praises Rudd's 'amazing strengths'9news.com.auThe Australian -Women's Agenda -Red Flagvšech 101 zpravodajských článků »
Clownish economics: Joe Hockey is starting to sound like Wayne ... - The Australian Financial Review
The Australian Financial ReviewClownish economics: Joe Hockey is starting to sound like Wayne ...The Australian Financial Review... living standards are falling. But that just reflects what his own Treasury secretary suggests is an unsustainable house-price bubble that has been inflated by record low interest rates. Mr Hockey's dissembling here makes him start to sound like ...a další »
Swan falls foul of official guidelines - The Daily Telegraph
The Daily TelegraphSwan falls foul of official guidelinesThe Daily TelegraphThe invitation is urging political donors to “join Wayne Swan ... for a special business breakfast to discuss key economic and legal sector issues.” Under government guidelines, MPs are explicitly warned that “the printing and communications ...
Wayne Swan's focus on wages - The Saturday Paper (subscription)
The Saturday Paper (subscription)Wayne Swan's focus on wagesThe Saturday Paper (subscription)On that same trip, Swan dropped in on an influential Washington think tank, the Centre for American Progress, and was promptly recruited as a member of a commission it was forming to study the same problem and propose policy solutions. It was to be ...

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