Monetary policy is a blunt instrument and that is why it is really important that fiscal policy plays a bigger roleAussie treasurer wants surpluses saved Feb 07, 2008
There is a loophole in the Tax Act which is big enough to drive wheat truck through and what we see today ... is the government giving AWB a pat on the back, a financial reward for their bribesAussie company's kickbacks tax deductible Dec 20, 2006
This was a very irresponsible action from someone who is an international role model for this country, it's a very irresponsible thing for Steve Irwin to do, and the right course of action for him now is simply to apologize, admit he made a mistake, and put it behind himSteve Irwin brings baby son into croc pen Jan 02, 2004
Dirty energy will become more expensive and clean energy cheaper under a carbon price, creating the jobs of the future and helping to protect our environment and our economyClimate change warnings for Australia Jun 06, 2011
Australia's security agencies are working closely with the United States authoritiesAustralia ups air cargo security Oct 30, 2010
Wayne Maxwell Swan (born 30 June 1954) is the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and 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 Management at the Queensland Institute of Technology (now the Queensland University of Technology) before entering politics.