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Transcript - RN Breakfast [Inequality]

March 02, 2017

Well going down the American Road is going down a road of massive concentration of income and wealth at the top, a hollowed out middle class and the creation of a vast army of working power so growing inequality in America and in other parts of the developed world just eats away the heart of society; it breeds disdain, it breeds envy, it breeds hopelessness and it breeds resentment. And that's precisely what we've seen in the United States, th...

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December 09, 2016

Today’s Corporate Transparency Report from the Australian Tax Office, a product of legislation introduced under Labor, shows 700 or 36 per cent of Australian public and foreign-owned companies as well as Australian owned private companies paid no tax in 2014-15.

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Media Release - Response to Tony Makin's Report

December 09, 2016

The leaking of a report by Professor Tony Makin prepared for the Treasury today shows just how desperate the Turnbull Government has become. The report is a little more than a reheating of Professor Makin’s 2014 “analysis” which was thoroughly debunked by Treasury at the time and is still available on the Treasury website.

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Transcript - World Today

November 16, 2016

SUBJECT/S: US ELECTION, INEQUALITY, 457 VISAS​ ELEANOR HALL: Wayne Swan has written an opinion piece in response to the US Election saying that, Donald Trump’s victory sends quote, ‘a final warning to major Australian political parties’. Mr Swan spent several months earlier this year working a report into inequality and inclusive prosperity and he says the massive increases in wealth and power for those at the very top of...

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Transcript - Doorstop Interview (Parliament House, Canberra) (1)

November 10, 2016

SUBJECT/S: US Election, Economic Inequality WAYNE SWAN: I just wanted to make a few points about the Presidential election result in the States because I think there is a warning, there's a lesson for democracy throughout the western world in this result. Essentially over the last forty years growing inequality of wealth and income distribution has poisoned our political system.

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Transcript - Doorstop Interview (Parliament House, Canberra)

October 13, 2016

SUBJECT/S: Multinational Tax Evasion Wayne Swan: Yesterday I spoke about the use of tax havens and tax shields such as Singapore. I was pleased and surprised I guess to have my remarks endorsed by Kelly O'Dwyer. It's a rare thing in the Parliament to have a government repudiate their own policy.

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