Wayne Swan
Wayne Swan
yesterday at 04:02. Facebook
In the parliament this week I spoke about how the catastrophic energy policy from this government has seen electricity prices double on their watch.

Their dismantling of the carbon price in the scheme put in place by Labor has strangled investment in the energy industry and resulted in a spike in prices which consumers will have to live with for many years to come.

It is very clear where...
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Jennifer Kavanagh
Martin B Lowry
Bill Gordon
Wayne Swan
Wayne Swan
yesterday at 02:27. Facebook
Only someone who's worked in an office their whole life would think everyone can work until they're 70.

Please sign and share our petition to stop this attack on working people.
Only someone whos worked in an office their whole life would think

Help stop the pension age from being raised to 70

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Cathy Baldwin
Margot Cubis
Rob Weaver
Wayne Swan
Wayne Swan
05/25/2017 at 03:19. Facebook
If you're around Geebung this Saturday make sure you drop by the St Kevin's Mayfair from 10am to 4pm at 249 Newman Rd, Geebung.
If youre around Geebung this Saturday make sure you drop by the

St Kevin's Mayfair

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Wayne Swan
Wayne Swan
05/24/2017 at 22:30. Facebook
At the Queensland Labour Day March this year I saw the AMWU Qld & NT marching under the banner, “Good Jobs, Great Life”.

For me this has always been a truism in our society and a truism for the future prosperity of our economy.

The central metric of achieving inclusive prosperity is tight labour markets and achieving this should be one of our top priorities.

Our policy agenda has to add...
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At the Queensland Labour Day March this year I saw the AMWU

Wayne Swan: 'We simply have to get rid of neoliberal economics' – Australian politics live podcast

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Paul Nicholls
Jeff Bell
Paul Schulz
Wayne Swan
Wayne Swan
05/24/2017 at 07:15. Facebook
The successful ATO case against Chevron, made possible by laws I introduced as Treasurer, is making an impact in global efforts to crack down on the aggressive tax strategies used by many multinational corporations.

Companies like Chevron are not just tax evaders they are tax termites. They are eating away like white ants at the very fabric of our society.

It's time for other multinational...
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The successful ATO case against Chevron made possible by laws I introduced

Chevron Tax Strategy Faces Crackdown in Australia

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Michael Newman
Martin B Lowry
Badger Vonner
Wayne Swan
Wayne Swan
05/23/2017 at 10:14. Facebook
Malcolm Turnbull wants to raise the pension age to 70. Australians deserve to be treated better than this and Labor will oppose Turnbull’s plan every step of the way.
Wayne Swan 05/23/2017
Janine Robertson
Donald Paterson
Jacki Stander
Wayne Swan
Wayne Swan
05/22/2017 at 04:00. Facebook
What's the difference between BHP and Plutus? The army of accountants, lawyers and the executive board culture that is prepared to do anything to avoid its ethical responsibilities.

Both however are tax termities eating away at the foundations of the Australian tax system and good government.

Reprehensible as they are, the activites of Plutus represent a miniscule percentage of the rampant...
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Cheryl Conroy
Frank Rizza
Riccardo Berti
Wayne Swan
Wayne Swan
05/22/2017 at 01:29. Facebook
Some great questions from the Prince of Peace grade sixers this morning during their tour of Parliament House
Some great questions from the Prince of Peace grade sixers this morning
Matthew Julius
Hazel Evans
Kearin Patton
Turnbull is expanding his disastrous robo-debt program to target pensioners for $1 billion to hand over to wealthy multinational companies.

Disgraceful.
Turnbull is expanding his disastrous robodebt program to target pensioners for 1

Pensioners to shoulder $980m savings burden in expanded "robo-debt" program

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Soozie Feutrill
Wayne Dyer
Mike Stanmore
TWO Queensland State of Origin legends have tackled a Sunshine Coast Council planning debate head-on.
Wayne Swan 05/18/2017

Queensland Origin legends tackle planning debate head-on

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Barb Tyler
Barb Tyler
Last week I spoke to Guardian Australia about the challenge for centre-left parties in an era where the political centre has moved so far to the right that views I've advocated for my entire political life are now attacked as extreme.

The right has spent decades attacking the idea that the state and private sector working together can achieve better outcomes than shrinking government and...
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Last week I spoke to Guardian Australia about the challenge for centreleft

Wayne Swan: 'We simply have to get rid of neoliberal economics' – Australian politics live podcast

theguardian.com
Paul Schulz
Robert Darragh
Peter Colthorpe
In Queensland, out of pocket cost to see a GP have gone up $7.70 since the Liberals introduced their medicare freeze.

Turnbull needs to drop the freeze immediately before it gets worse.
In Queensland out of pocket cost to see a GP have gone
Kaz Libertatem
Timothy Gaynor
Cyn Wray
What I enjoy most about being a member of parliament is seeing the great work going on in our local schools.

Last week Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals unveiled a budget which cuts funding to each school by an $2.4 million over a decade - that means with 40 schools in our local community and facing funding cuts worth $96 million.

We need to adequately fund our schools to ensure that our...
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Gail Podberscek
Tony Gooden
Brad Moore
When the most aggressive tax restructuring hedge fund in the world is telling BHP 'that the Singapore-based marketing structure it uses to avoid tax is unsustainable' that means it is a rort and out & out tax evasion.

When is ScoMo going to call them out and tell them to close it down and pay back the money.

See my speech in the parliament about BHP's tax shield here - [ Facebook.com Link ]
When the most aggressive tax restructuring hedge fund in the world is
Aaron Conyers
Bruce Mills
Eddie Mcmullan
REGISTER NOW FOR WELCOMING THE BABIES JULY 2ND-

This year’s Welcoming the Babies ceremony will be held on July 2nd and be the biggest and best yet.

This year will be a special ceremony, with Taigum Square hosting and sponsoring the ceremony for the first time, and for me personally, as I'll be welcoming our first grandchild Eala.

It's fantastic day for the whole family with entertainment...
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Liam Culverhouse
Carolyn Barentsen
Glenn Schadow
Turnbull's health cuts are costing you more - every time you go to the GP.

In only three months, out-of-pocket costs jumped an average of 11 per cent.

What will it take for Turnbull to drop his freeze immediately?
Wayne Swan 05/15/2017
Robert Hulands
Robert England
Jenny Thompson
Labor has long recognised that economic equality must be a driver of prosperity not an afterthought to it.

When the Global Financial Crisis arrived, Labor's response was swift, sweeping, substantial and most importantly stunningly successful. The mantra "go hard, go early, go households" captured Australian Labor's recognition that a robust economy depends upon a thriving middle class - the...
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Labor has long recognised that economic equality must be a driver of

The Hawke-Keating agenda was Laborism, not neoliberalism, and is still a guiding light | Wayne Swan

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Laurie Denise Fitzgerald
Jaci Wiley
Karl Kirsch
Today BHP Billiton has announced they're changing their name in an admission their brand has been tarnished by poor corporate behaviour - [ Goo.gl Link ]

BHP's aggressive transfer pricing activity has operated at the evasion end of the tax spectrum for over a decade.

With admissions late last year in their Annual Report and Economic Contribution Repot there is now no question that BHP has...
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Barry B Bassist
Bob Swetnam
David Evans
Calling all local artists. Support this wonderful show.! All proceeds go to a much needed programs for women at Community centre.
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Wayne Swan 05/14/2017
Darren Somerville
Karen Westaway
Last week, I had the privilege of presenting certificates of appreciation to David McGinley from Wavell Heights for his service to our country during the Second World War.

It was a fantastic opportunity to talk to David about his service and about the history of the local area, including his memories of me holding mobile offices on Pfingst Rd back in the 90's.

Thanks to David for his...
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Last week I had the privilege of presenting certificates of appreciation to
Colin Elvy
Delfio Cudicio
Darren Somerville