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Wayne Swan — Former Federal Treasurer

Wayne Swan

Former Federal Treasurer

We need a major demolition job on multinational tax evasion

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 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.

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.