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Wayne Swan was the Treasurer of Australia from 3 December 2007 and Deputy Prime Minister from 24 June 2010, until 27 June 2013.
Wayne was elected to Parliament as the Member for Lilley from 1993 to 1996, and from 1998 to the present.
In 2011 Wayne was named Euromoney Finance Minister of the Year.
Waynes is the author of ‘Postcode: the Splintering of a Nation’ (2005), and the much read and hugely influential essay ‘0.01 Per Cent: The Rising Influence of Vested Interests’. His memoir ‘The Good Fight: Six years, two prime ministers and staring down the Great Recession’ will be published on Tuesday 19 August 2014.
During his time in Federal Parliament Wayne has been associated, in particular, with reform of the tax and transfer payments system; labour market participation; climate change; ageing and population policy.