Quotes by: Wayne Swan

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The Honourable
Wayne Swan
MP
14th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
In office
24 June 2010 – 27 June 2013
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Preceded by Julia Gillard
Succeeded by Anthony Albanese
Treasurer of Australia
In office
3 December 2007 – 27 June 2013
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
Julia Gillard
Preceded by Peter Costello
Succeeded by Chris Bowen
Deputy Leader of the Labor Party
In office
24 June 2010 – 26 June 2013
Leader Julia Gillard
Preceded by Julia Gillard
Succeeded by Anthony Albanese
Minister for Finance and Deregulation
In office
3 September 2010 – 14 September 2010
Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Preceded by Lindsay Tanner
Succeeded by Penny Wong
Manager of Opposition Business in the House
In office
25 November 2001 – 16 June 2003
Leader Simon Crean
Preceded by Bob McMullan
Succeeded by Mark Latham
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Lilley
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 October 1998
Preceded by Elizabeth Grace
In office
13 March 1993 – 2 March 1996
Preceded by Elaine Darling
Succeeded by Elizabeth Grace
Personal details
Born Wayne Maxwell Swan
(1954-06-30) 30 June 1954 (age 62)
Nambour, Australia
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Toni Jensen (Late 1970s)
Kim Swan (1984–present)
Children Erinn
Libbi
Matthew
Alma mater University of Queensland
Religion Christianity (Non-practising)[1]
Website swanmp.org

I want to ensure and the Government wants to ensure that Australia is well prepared to tackle dangerous climate change with a scheme which is both responsible and which meets our international commitments.
Wayne Swan
Isn't that the great thing about Christmas? You get a lot of respite, time to recharge your batteries, time with family without too much else happening anywhere else in the world, time to focus on the people you love and the activities that you enjoy, time to exercise, to read.
Wayne Swan
If I could distil the relevance of Bruce Springsteen's music to Australia it would be this: don't let what has happened to the American economy happen here. Don't let Australia become a down-under version of New Jersey, where the people and the communities whose skills are no longer in demand get thrown on the scrap heap of life.
Wayne Swan
In Australia, we've always been a country that runs the ball right up the middle on the fifth tackle. We've never seen a challenge we didn't like, and we've certainly never run from one.
Wayne Swan
You can't be a first-world economy in the 21st century if you're not on the path to a clean energy future.
Wayne Swan
It's often the case that great artists - people like Bruce Springsteen - tend to pick up the subterranean rumblings of profound social change long before the economic statisticians notice them. Changes start long before they become statistics.
Wayne Swan
We know that a smarter Australia means a stronger Australia. An Australia able to grasp the opportunities of the Asian Century. A skilled workforce and a strong, productive and resilient economy. We know we'll only win the economic race in the Asian Century if we win the education race.
Wayne Swan
Losing a parent is a hard thing... I often sit here and think it would be great if mum and dad were alive and had a chance to see their grandkids grow up.
Wayne Swan
We believe in the Australian promise; that if you work hard, you won't be left behind.
Wayne Swan
As is widely accepted, putting a price on carbon pollution is the lowest cost and most efficient way to tackle dangerous climate change.
Wayne Swan
The word 'cancer' carries with it enormous fear, fear for the future, fear for family.
Wayne Swan
You can't be a first-world economy in the 21st century if you haven't laid the groundwork to seize the opportunities.
Wayne Swan
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