Wayne Swan
03/25/2017 at 08:25. Facebook
Fantastic to join Wayne Swan MP and Councillor Jared Cassidy at the Salvation Army Twilight Markets! Come down for a chat, some great food and a night of family fun!
Wayne Swan
03/25/2017 at 00:32. Facebook
This week in parliament I took the opportunity to dispel the four myths the Liberals use to promote trickle-down economics.

The main myth Malcom Turnbull uses is that Australia must lower its corporate tax rate to prevent companies moving offshore.

This is ridiculous, 97% of Foreign Investment Review Board applications come from countries who already have a lower corporate tax rate than...
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Wayne Swan
03/24/2017 at 22:30. Facebook
As the Turnbull Government continues to embrace a trickle-down economic agenda and as Trump continues to fill his administration with former wall street bankers, it’s important to remember where the out of control behaviour by financial institutions led to a great recession, and ultimately, the harsh lessons we learnt.

We can never forget, Australia came through the crisis by choice, not by...
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Wayne Swan
03/24/2017 at 10:10. Facebook
Wayne Swan
03/24/2017 at 09:08. Facebook
The Liberals confirm that with wage growth already at record lows they want to push wages even lower by cutting penalty rates!

Turnbull government backs penalty-rate cuts for low paid workers

Wayne Swan
03/24/2017 at 00:10. Facebook
Earlier in the week I spoke in Parliament about how pensioners have endured economic assault after economic assault under the Turnbull-Abbott government.

Rather than supporting pensioners this government's top priority is to hack into the living standards of pensioners and other low-income earners whilst at the same time giving corporations a $50 billion tax cut.

Pensioners in Australia,...
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Wayne Swan
03/23/2017 at 07:07. Facebook
The Twilight Market are on again this Saturday at the Salvation Army on the Cnr of Handford and Lemke Roads, Taigum from 5pm to 8pm.

Drop by with the family and enjoy some international cuisine, karaoke and a whole range of stalls.

Twilight Community Markets

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Wayne Swan
03/23/2017 at 02:21. Facebook
Last night the Senate passed a $1.4 billion cut to Family Tax Benefit.

1.5 million Australian families will be worse off.

The Liberals, Nationals and One Nation all supported this cut to families.
Wayne Swan
03/22/2017 at 23:48. Facebook

Do you know a hard-working community group or school in need of some seed funding? Or a young person looking to learn about the aviation industry?

The Brisbane Airport Community Giving Fund is open and seeking applications for one more week, closing at 5pm 31 March 2017. To find out more and to apply follow this link -

Brisbane Airport Corporation - Community Giving Fund

Wayne Swan
03/22/2017 at 04:44. Facebook
Congratulations to Wavell State High School who will soon have a new $6 million Performing Arts Hall thanks to Leanne Linard MP, the QLD State Government, and the work of the school community and Principal Jeff Major in campaigning for it.
Wayne Swan
03/22/2017 at 04:22. Facebook
We have in this country is a 'Commodities Kremlin', where companies like BHP are behaving like governments, treating the people of this country with contempt and behaving as if they are above the law.

When companies are rorting the tax system, both at the state and federal level, they give the green light for everybody else to get in there and do the same.

It is clear that there has been a...
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Wayne Swan
03/22/2017 at 03:20. Facebook
Congratulations to Nundah State School on their heritage listing.
This morning the #OnBoardWithGonski tour bus hit Parliament House in Canberra. It was amazing to hear from Rebecca and Billie-Jean what #Gonski funding is doing for Berserker Street State School in Rockhampton.
Live from the Gonski Bus with Bill Shorten MP and Tanya Plibersek.
Corporate tax cuts alone cannot drive jobs and growth and it is absurd to claim so but that is exactly what the Prime Minister is claiming.

The Liberal's attempts to introduce the purest form of trickle-down to Australia through their $50 billion unfunded coporate tax cut will only serve to further erode wages and hollow out the middle class.

At a time when corporate profits are soaring and wages are stagnant, the Turnbull Government is giving large multinational corporations a $50 billion tax cut while supporting cuts to penalty rates for some of Australia's lowest paid workers.

These policies are based on trickle down economic myths, that what's good for our wealthiest corporations is...
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Fantastic to see such a strong turnout for the launch of Nundah Now Inc and the opening of the new Laneway at the Nundah Neighbourhood Centre last night.

Last night's success is a testament to the hard work of all the volunteers and local businesses involved.

Thank you to Anika Wells for representing me at the launch while I'm in Parliament.
Today Bill Shorten MP has introduced legislation to protect hundreds of thousands of low paid workers from cuts to penalty rates.

If you support protecting penalty rates, please sign my petition - [ Swanmp.org Link ]

Protect Penalty Rates

Over the four long years of the Abbott-Turnbull government, pensioners in Lilley and right across the country have endured economic assault, after economic assault from the Liberal Party.

Now the Liberals are stripping the energy supplement from 1.7 million low-income Australians. For single pensioner, this will be $14.10 per fortnight, or $365 a year. For couple pensioners, this will be...
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Right now in the Parliament, Bill Shorten is introducing legislation to stop cuts to penalty rates.