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Extraordinary Times Demand Extraordinary Actions

LSE public lecture

Wayne Swan was sworn in as Australian Treasurer on 3 December 2007. He has been Member for the Brisbane seat of Lilley from 1993 to 1996, and from 1998 to the present. In 2005 he published Postcode: the Splintering of a Nation, a well-received book on economic and social policy in Australia. Before Wayne's appointment to his current role, he was Shadow Treasurer for three years and for six years Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services (1998-2004).

Wayne has been Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives, and has sat on Labor's Tactics Committee, Leadership Group, and Policy Review Committee. He also chaired the Caucus Economics Committee in the former Labor Government, from 1993 to 1996.

Wayne was for twelve years a lecturer at the Queensland Institute of Technology (now QUT), then State Secretary of the Queensland Branch of the ALP.


Chair: Howard Davies | talks
Wayne Swan | talks


Date and Time:

13 March 2009 at 10:00 pm


1 hour



Hong Kong Theatre, London School of Economics &Political Science
Houghton St

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. One ticket per person can be requested from 10.00am on Friday 6 March.

Members of the public, LSE staff and alumni can request one ticket via the online ticket request form which will be live on this weblisting from 10.00am on Friday 6 March.

LSE students are able to collect one ticket from the LSESU reception, located on the ground floor of the East Building from 10.00am on Friday 6 March.

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