• Transcript - Sky News PM Agenda
  • DAVID SPEERS: Wayne Swan thanks for your time this afternoon. I just want to go through some of the ideas you've raised at this speech here today, starting with giving workers more power to negotiate better wages and a greater say in our economy. What specifically are you talking about?
  • June 26, 2017

  • Speech - Restoring Class Balance: Bargaining Power and Full Employment in the 21st Century
  • Good morning delegates and members, Thank you for having me here to speak this morning. It’s been clear for some time that the world is at a crossroads. The neoliberal economic order, or as I will call it today, the trickle-down economic agenda, established in the 1980s is crumbling under the weight of excess and threatens democracy itself.
  • June 26, 2017

  • Transcript - Finkel Review [Parliament House Doorstop]
  • In 2013, Tony Abbott took a working carbon price and destroyed it; the consequence was that wholesale electricity prices have doubled. Tony Abbott was a wrecker then and he's a wrecker now. The tragedy however is that he's now joined by up to half of the party room, who can't face up to the basic scientific facts presented by the chief scientist and are now in revolt about a policy that is absolutely essential to our strong economic growth int...
  • June 14, 2017

  • Speech - Treasury Laws Amendment (GST Low Value Goods) Bill 2017
  • I think it is fair to say that the government has bungled the management of this bill and this issue from the very start. The policy issue of ensuring overseas retailers are put on a level playing field with Australian retailers when it comes to the GST has been around for a long time. And I do think Australian retailers are 100 per cent right when they say they should not face a GST cost disadvantage to overseas or online retailers. Labor MPs...
  • June 14, 2017

  • Transcript - Podcast with Katharine Murphy
  • MURPHY: So I thought we’d start – because obviously you had a very intense period in the last Labor government as being the Treasurer in that government. Since Labor has come in to opposition, you’ve done quite a lot of work and activism around the subject of inequality. Why? Why has that become a sort of central preoccupation of what you’ve done?
  • June 01, 2017

  • Transcript - NAIF (May 2017) [Parliament House Doorstop]
  • Last night I spoke in the Parliament about the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility and pointed out that it is nothing more than a National Party slush fund - a $5 billion dollar to a National Party slush fund, without all of the checks and balances that usually come with a government finance corporation. Its unprecedented how that amount of money allocated to a government corporation without the Minister for Finance being there supe...
  • May 30, 2017