Wayne Swan
Place of Birth: Nambour, Queensland
Date of Birth: June 30, 1954
Age: 65 Years Old
Astrology: Cancer
Residence: Lilley, Queensland
Current Partner: Kim Swan
Hair Colour: Grey
Eye Colour: Brown
Specialisation: Politics
Fan Sites: www.swanmp.org,
www.alp.org.au/people/qld/swan_wayne.php
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Wayne Swan is an Australian politician who was born on 30 June, 1954, in Nambour, Queensland. Wayne Swan studied politics throughout his university years, having won a scholarship to undertake study of Public Administration. Throughout the 1970s and the 1980s, Wayne Swan has worked as an adviser to former Leader of the Opposition, Bill Hayden, as well as former Federal Labor ministers Kim Beazley and Mick Young. Wayne Swan worked as an adviser until the earlier 1990s, and in 1991 he was elected State Secretary of the Australian Labor Party branch in Queensland. He stayed in this role until 1993, after which he was elected as the Member for Lilley.

In 1996, Wayne Swan was defeated in his bid for re-election as Member for Lilley, with the role instead going to Elizabeth Grace. Following his defeat, Wayne Swan made a donation of $1,400 to the campaign manager – a figure which caused surplus amounts of controversy. Whilst the matter of the nature of the donation was referred to the Australian Federal Police, no further action was taken, and in October 1998 Wayne Swan was re-elected as Member for Lilley.

Later in 1998, Wayne Swan was elected as a member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry, where he performed the role of Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services. In 2004, Wayne Swan was reappointed as Shadow Treasurer, beating Julia Gillard to the role.

In 2007, the Australian Labor Party – led by Kevin Rudd – won the Federal Election. As a result, Wayne Swan was appointed as the thirty-sixth Treasurer of Australia on 3 December, 2007. He delivered his first budget, which was also the first Federal Labor Budget in thirteen years, on 13 May, 2008.

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