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 ...
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: ...
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 ...
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 ...
Wayne Swan hits out at the head of Tony Abbott's Commission of ... - Sydney Morning Herald Sydney Morning HeraldWayne Swan hits out at the head of Tony Abbott's Commission of ...Sydney Morning HeraldFormer treasurer Wayne Swan has launched a scathing attack on the head of Tony Abbott's Commission of Audit, accusing business leader Tony Shepherd of being an ''an unthinking mouthpiece for the Liberal Party'' with ''zero understanding'' of the ...Former treasurer Swan bashes BCAThe Australianvšech 15 zpravodajských článků »
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