The costs of the pandemic are being borne by the poorest and most vulnerable. The economic burden of rescue packages should not fall on them as well. Former federal treasurer Wayne Swan on why we need to overhaul corporate tax rules.
Suddenly our obsession with budget surpluses has vanished — so quickly as to raise questions about what it ever really meant.
Ten years on, the Gillard government is associated with scandal and soap opera. But its economic successes hold lessons for Australia in 2020.
When even good journalists fail to explore the financial and personal links between companies and policymakers, they allow a pervasive form of institutional corruption to flourish.
Australia needs a new social contract if it's to emerge from this crisis in one piece, writes Wayne Swan.
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.
People in Canberra have short memories, but do we really need another inquiry into why the banks don't pass on interest rate cuts?
When Wayne Swan had to choose between pride and supporting the economy, he opted for the latter. Now Josh Frydenberg faces a similar choice.
For Wayne Swan, Australia's avoidance of a recession during the financial crisis was only the start of a long-term challenge to safeguard economic democracy, one his party must continue to face.