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Extraordinary Times Demand Extraordinary Actions

LSE public lecture

Date: Friday 13 March 2009
Time: 10-10.45am
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Wayne Swan
Chair: Howard Davies

Wayne Swan was sworn in as Australian Treasurer on 3 December 2007. He has been Member for the Brisbane seat of Lilley from 1993 to 1996, and from 1998 to the present. In 2005 he published Postcode: the Splintering of a Nation, a well-received book on economic and social policy in Australia. Before Wayne's appointment to his current role, he was Shadow Treasurer for three years and for six years Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services (1998-2004).

Wayne has been Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives, and has sat on Labor's Tactics Committee, Leadership Group, and Policy Review Committee. He also chaired the Caucus Economics Committee in the former Labor Government, from 1993 to 1996.

Wayne was for twelve years a lecturer at the Queensland Institute of Technology (now QUT), then State Secretary of the Queensland Branch of the ALP.

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Podcast and Transcript

A podcast of this event is available to download from the LSE public lectures and events podcasts channel. 

A copy of Wayne Swan's transcript is available to download.  Please note this is a draft text of the speech and may differ from the version as delivered.

Download: Extraordinary Times Demand Extraordinary Actions (pdf)


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