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Wayne Swan — Former Federal Treasurer

Wayne Swan

Former Federal Treasurer

(Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Do we have the political will to write a new social contract?

Australia needs a new social contract if it's to emerge from this crisis in one piece, writes Wayne Swan.

Former federal treasurer Wayne Swan (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

The questions we have to keep asking the Morrison government

With the government suddenly changing its tune on economic stimulus amid the growing coronavirus crisis, former federal treasurer Wayne Swan asks if Morrison and co have what it takes to keep the country afloat.

Global wealth inequality needs a global progressive tax. (Image: Getty Images)

We need a major demolition job on multinational tax evasion

Global inequality has reached a point that requires drastic action. As the saying goes: pay taxation, buy civilisation.

The Coalition’s savagery towards the ABC is consistent with their cultural disregard

The government has been in ABC attack mode since 2013, the same year it promised in opposition there would be no cuts to the ABC.

Wayne Swan, 2008. (Image credit: AAP Image/Alan Porritt)

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

There are 9 articles by Wayne Swan