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Wayne Swan

Former federal treasurer

The road not taken: reflections on the global financial crisis

The road not taken: reflections on the global financial crisis

History will conclude that the critics of Labor’s GFC response 10 years ago were hopelessly wrong. By avoiding a sudden, deep recession, Australia also avoided testing out what its effect may have been on our democratic system.

Swan: Australia's great corporate tax heist

Swan: Australia's great corporate tax heist

The revelation that one in three corporations paid no tax in Australia last year has highlighted again a few inconvenient truths about Australia's corporate termite problem.

Wayne Swan: no Australia Day honours for tax cheats

Wayne Swan: no Australia Day honours for tax cheats

You want to prove your service to Australia? Pay your taxes, writes former treasurer Wayne Swan.

Swan: working people worldwide are being crushed by a plutocratic aristocracy

Swan: working people worldwide are being crushed by a plutocratic aristocracy

At home and abroad, the business class elite suffer from the blindness of affluence, writes former Australian treasurer Wayne Swan.

Wayne Swan: we know how to stop Trumpism

Wayne Swan: we know how to stop Trumpism

You want to stop people from turning to divisive figures who peddle hatred? Ensure they have a decent standard of living, writes former treasurer Wayne Swan.