Wayne Swan

Wayne Swan
Wayne Swan was the Deputy Prime Minister from 2010 until 2013, and Treasurer of Australia from 2007 until 2013. He was the Federal Labor Member for the seat of Lilley from 1998 to 2019. You can find him tweeting at @SwannyQLD.

Articles by Wayne Swan

Imagining a new social contract

In politics, as well as life generally, there’s always an eternal struggle to comprehend what might have been when we lived through what was. Labor’s crisis management and stimulus through 2008 and 2010 avoided a recession, but people who lived … Read More

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Opening Address: Changing Hearts and Minds

We come together at an important time for our party and for our country.   But now is not a time for introspection. It is a time to look ahead.  Although we suffered defeat, supporters of Labor are resilient, we continue … Read More

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The survival of the fittest mentalist of the Abbott government: Shifting the balance from working people to vested interests

Launch of the Melbourne Chifley Ideas Circle Introduction It’s great to be here tonight to help launch the Melbourne Chifley Ideas Circle. In a world of neo-conservative idea machines, there’s no doubt the Chifley Research Centre is a beacon of … Read More

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Fair Go Under Fire

The fundamental objective of economic policy is the creation of greater prosperity to enable a better life for everyone. It is not an ideological exercise but a practical and moral one. I know the Labor Party isn’t exactly the flavour … Read More

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