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Wayne Swan is an Australian politician who was the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Deputy Leader of the Labor Party from 2010 to 2013, and the Treasurer of Australia from 2007 to 2013.

Wayne was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1993 for Lilley in Queensland, although he lost this seat in 1996. He regained the seat in 1998 and has represented it until 2019. Following the Labor victory in 2007, Wayne was appointed Treasurer of Australia by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

On 24 June 2010, after Julia Gillard became Prime Minister, Wayne was elected unopposed as her deputy and was subsequently sworn in as the Deputy Prime Minister.  In 2011, Wayne was named Finance Minister of the Year by Euromoney magazine, joining Paul Keating as the only Australian Treasurer to have been awarded that title.

After Rudd successfully challenged Gillard for the leadership in June 2013, Wayne resigned both of his positions, but remained in the Parliament.  In June 2018, Swan was elected National President of the Labor Party.


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