206 – Wayne Swan

Wayne Swan is a former Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister of Australia. He’s the current President of the Australian Labor Party.

In this conversation I ask Wayne about Labor’s performance in the recent Newspoll, what it means for Australia to aspire to “full employment” out of COVID, the ideological war over superannuation, whether the Hawke-Keating legacy can be described as “neoliberal” and how he thinks about the relationship between the ALP and the Greens.

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Wayne’s media as ALP President

My interview with Wayne on Tonightly in 2018

ARTICLE: Sometimes, Too Much Is…Too Much by Wayne Swan

ARTICLE: Already in this crisis we are slipping into over-optimism about the economy and over-pessimism about debt by Wayne Swan

ARTICLE: Liberals tearing down the pillars of our superannuation scheme by Wayne Swan

ARTICLE: Weakening superannuation is a once-in-a-100-year mistake by Wayne Swan

ARTICLE: The Hawke-Keating agenda was Laborism, not neoliberalism, and is still a guiding light by Wayne Swan

How Labour Built Neoliberalism: Australia’s Accord, the Labour Movement and the Neoliberal Project by Elizabeth Humphrys

Cause of the Week: St Vincent de Paul Society (vinnies.org.au)

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