ENG: Wayne Maxwell Swan (born 30 June 1954) is an Australian politician. He has been an Australian Labor Party (ALP) member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1993 to 1996, and then re elected in 1998 till today , representing the Division of Lilley, QLD. Following Labor's win at the 2007 election, he became Treasurer of Australia in the First Rudd Ministry.
On 24 June 2010, Swan was elected unopposed as the Deputy Leader of the Labor Party, and became the Deputy Prime Minister when Julia Gillard was sworn in as the Prime Minister later that day, remaining also Treasurer.
Swan was born and educated in Nambour, Queensland. He won a Commonwealth scholarship to study public administration at the University of Queensland, becoming a lecturer in the Department of ...
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 ...
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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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