Topic archives: Wayne Swan

Two moments as treasurer when Wayne Swan proved his mettle

February 12, 2018 10

Wayne Swan faced a more dramatic set of economic challenges than any treasurer since World War II. His handling of them meant hundreds of thousands of Australians kept their jobs.

Razer: Wayne Swan is the closest thing Labor has to a Bernie Sanders (and that’s why they hate him)

January 18, 2018 18

Are Labor insiders leaking against Wayne Swan because he is the Labor politician who most resembles a Sanders or Corbyn-type, and, therefore, must be stopped before Millennials notice?

Ten years on from the sharemarket peak, Australian business has little to complain about

and November 2, 2017 5

Ten years on from the pre-GFC sharemarket peak, the Australian economy is very different but has prospered thanks to smart choices by policymakers.

Saville: Kevin Rudd launches an invigorating, Clinton-esque book tour

October 24, 2017 24

We know what you're thinking, but don't worry: this 600 page odyssey of the Milky Bar Kid is only the first of two volumes.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 5, 2017 4

Hey, big spender ... QUT 18c case student reveals political leanings ... should she stay or should she go? ...

Australian trickle-down economics is dead: the five final nails in ScoMo’s fiscal coffin

June 9, 2017 16

It's hard to imagine a more compelling series of reports to argue against Scott Morrison's version of trickle-down economics, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.

A brief history of the government’s recent attempts to diddle uni students

May 2, 2017

Both Labor and Coalition governments have, in recent years, attempted to squeeze uni students with changes to higher education fees and funding, writes Crikey intern Sophie Wenderoth.

Wayne Swan: no Australia Day honours for tax cheats

January 27, 2017 9

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

Do MPs really know what it is like to deal with Centrelink?

January 13, 2017 12

We asked all MPs and senators whether they had ever interacted with Centrelink. Many Labor and Greens members gave us interesting answers -- and we got bupkis from the Coalition.

Turnbull should appoint Wayne Swan treasurer (seriously)

December 20, 2016 9

Time for Team Turnbull to make a few substitutions, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.