14th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
Mr. Wayne Swan is an Australian politician who was the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and the Deputy Leader of the Labor Party from 2010 to 2013, as well as the Treasurer of Australia from 2007 to 2013. In 1993, Mr. Swan was first elected to the House of Representatives for Lilley in Queensland. He lost his seat in 1996, but regained it in 1998 and has represented it ever since. Prior to entering the Parliament, Mr. Swan had many jobs and was involved in all areas of community and public life. He chaired Labor’s Caucus Economics Committee from 1993 to 1996, and was the State Secretary of the Queensland Branch of the Australia Labor Party and campaign director for Wayne Goss’ historic election victories in 1989 and 1992. In addition, Mr. Swan was the Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services from 1998 to 2004 before becoming Labor’s Shadow Treasurer from 2004. During his time in Federal Parliament, he has been associated with reform of the tax and transfer payments system, labor market participation, climate change, ageing and population policy, and standing up for the disadvantaged.