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About Wayne Swan

Wayne Swan is the Australian Treasurer. In May 09, he said the Federal budget was aimed at getting the economy right in the long-term, not winning short term popularity points. He reacted to the recent Nielsen poll which gave a sharp drop to voter support for the Kevin Rudd Government

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Sixth Asian Financial Forum Opens
Some 2,000 business and government leaders from around the world are in Hong Kong for the Asian Financial Forum, which opened today and continues through tomorrow at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.Under the theme "Asia: Shaping the Next Global Landscape, the forum's sixth edition spotlights Asia's fast-expanding role in the global economy

Sixth Asian Financial Forum Opens on Monday
Some 2,000 business and government leaders from around the world will take part in the Asian Financial Forum, 14-15 January, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Under the theme "Asia: Shaping the Next Global Landscape", the sixth edition of the forum will spotlight Asia's fast-expanding role in the global economy

'Humiliated' Kevin Rudd planning to challenge Oz PM Gillard
Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is preparing to challenge current Prime Minister Julia Gillard within few months.

Australian PM Gillard determined to go ahead with uranium exports to India
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard seems bent on taking on all disbelievers in her country and going ahead with uranium exports to India.

Gillard faces political backlash over Australia's decision to lift uranium ban on India
Australian Prime minister Julia Gillard's decision to push Labor to overturn a ban imposed on selling uranium to India has apparently triggered a fight with her party's Left, as some MPs remain vehemently opposed to the proposal.

Oz PM to skip TV show showing her draped in flag after sex in office
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she won't be watching the ABC's political satire 'At Home With Julia', which shows her draped in an Australian flag after having sex on her office floor.

Flood crisis may be largest, costliest natural disaster in Oz history: Deputy PM
Deputy Australian Prime Minister Wayne Swan has said that the widespread and destructive flooding in Queensland and Victoria may prove to be the costliest natural disaster ever to hit Australia.

Victorian towns facing one-in-200-year flood threat
Towns in the southern Australian state of Victoria were on Monday bracing for their biggest floods in 200 years as the death toll from the natural disaster in Queensland rose.

Oz deputy PM says flood-ravaged Queensland will need over 2 yrs to recover
Deputy Australian Prime Minister Wayne Swan has said that Queensland will need more than two years to recover from the widespread and destructive flooding.

US diplomats monitored Gillard's progress: Wikileaks
US diplomats had closely followed the rise of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, according to classified US diplomatic cables released by whistleblower website Wikileaks.

Australia on alert after bomb packages found on US-bound cargo jets
Australian authorities are on alert after American authorities intercepted two bombs meant for Jewish organizations in Chicago.

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