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Transcript - National Press Club Q&A

August 17, 2017

Ed Balls, Wayne Swan, thank you both very much. We're going to move into the questions now. To kick things off, I just want to go to- I mean, you've raised a whole series of issues there that are really interesting. One, I think there'll be little disagreement on though, is the need to get the earning power – improve the earning power – of those middle income earners, and I suppose, medium-skilled workers you talk about as well....

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Transcript - Sky News PM Agenda

June 26, 2017

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?

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Transcript - Finkel Review [Parliament House Doorstop]

June 14, 2017

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...

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Transcript - Podcast with Katharine Murphy

June 01, 2017

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?

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Transcript - NAIF (May 2017) [Parliament House Doorstop]

May 30, 2017

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...

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Transcript - Budget 2017 [Parliament House Doorstop]

May 10, 2017

I want to deal with the three lies behind Scott Morrison's budget, firstly the lie that the NDIS was not fully funded. The NDIS was fully funded by Labor in the 2013-14 Budget and the notion that we would increase the Medicare Levy to fund the NDIS is nothing but pure fiction, what Scott Morrison is doing is increasing taxes on all Australians to pay for his budget mismanagement and in particular he's knocked off the levy on higher income e...

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