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Wayne Swan

Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer

3 December 2007 - 27 June 2013

2008 Media Releases

2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

146 23/12/2008 INCITEC Pivot Capitalises On Investment Allowance Changes
145 19/12/2008 Treasurer Releases Update on Car Dealer Financing and the Special Purpose Vehicle
144 18/12/2008 Proposed Acquisition of Bank of Western Australia and St Andrew's by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia
143 17/12/2008 Building Australia's Low Pollution Future with Renewable Energy and New Solar Credits
142 15/12/2008 Increasing Commonwealth Government Securities to Support Australia's Financial Markets
141 12/12/2008 Investment Allowance to Boost Business Investment
140 12/12/2008 Reduction of the Quarterly Pay-As-You-Go Instalment Due in February 2009 for Small Businesses
139 08/12/2008 Economic Security Strategy Payments Start Today
138 08/12/2008 $1 Billion to Help Secure Urban Water
137 08/12/2008 Treasurer and Minister for Trade Depart for Talks with Chinese Government
136 05/12/2008 Car Dealer Financing: Establishment of a Special Purpose Vehicle
135 05/12/2008 Tax Review to Provide Early Advice on Retirement Income System
134 03/12/2008 National Accounts - September Quarter 2008
133 02/12/2008 Balance of Payments - September Quarter 2008
132 28/11/2008 Guarantee Scheme for Large Deposits and Wholesale Funding of Deposit-Taking Institutions
131 24/11/2008 Treasurer Calls for Input into the 2009-10 Budget
130 17/11/2008 AOFM Makes First Two Investments in RMBS
129 13/11/2008 Treasurer to Meet with Key Finance Sector Representatives in New York
128 12/11/2008 National Rental Affordability Scheme - Participation by Charities
127 12/11/2008 Treasurer to Hold Meetings in New York
126 11/11/2008 Treasurer to Meet Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke
125 10/11/2008 Treasurer to Meet Key US Economic Policymakers
124 07/11/2008 Meetings with G-20 Counterparts on Global Financial Crisis
123 07/11/2008 IMF November 2008 World Economic Outlook Update
122 06/11/2008 Treasurer to Attend G-20 Finance Ministers' Meeting
121 05/11/2008 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2008-09
120 31/10/2008 Bank Switching Measures Fully Operational
119 30/10/2008 Government launches Australia's Low Pollution Future Report
118 27/10/2008 Decisions on Applications by the Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd for Declaration of Certain Pilbara Railways
117 24/10/2008 Government Announces Details of Deposit and Wholesale Funding Guarantees
116 23/10/2008 Proposed Acquisition of St George Bank Limited by Westpac Banking Corporation
115 22/10/2008 September 2008 Consumer Price Index
114 21/10/2008 Treasurer Signs Memorandum of Understanding with China's National Development and Reform Commission
113 10/10/2008 OECD Highlights Strength of the Australian Economy
112 09/10/2008 Treasurer Discusses Financial Market Turmoil with Wall Street Principals
111 09/10/2008 IMF October 2008 World Economic Outlook
110 08/10/2008 Treasurer to Attend IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings
109 08/10/2008 IMF October 2008 Global Financial Stability Report
108 03/10/2008 Release of Treasury's Climate Change Mitigation Policy Modelling Assumptions Book
107 03/10/2008 Treasurer Directs the AOFM to Invest in RMBS
106 01/10/2008 Nomination of Australian Alternate Director to the IMF
105 26/09/2008 Government Initiative to Support Competition in Mortgage Market
104 26/09/2008 Final Budget Outcome 2007-08 and Transfer of Surplus
103 25/09/2008 Education Tax Refund Legislation Introduced Into Parliament
102 25/09/2008 Government Welcomes RBA Financial Stability Review
101 24/09/2008 IMF Highlights Resilience Of Australian Economy
100 21/09/2008 Foreign Investment Approval: Sinosteel's Interests In Murchison Metals Ltd
099 07/09/2008 National Child Protection Week Launch
098 03/09/2008 National Accounts - June Quarter 2008
097 01/09/2008 Balance of Payments - June Quarter 2008
096 31/08/2008 Children's Cancer Institute Of Australia Fundraising Campaign
095 25/08/2008 Historic Announcement of a Mutual Recognition of Securities Regulation Arrangement with the US Securities And Exchange Commission
094 24/08/2008 Chinalco's Acquisition of Shares in Rio Tinto
093 06/08/2008 Treasurer and Treasury Secretary Release Australia's Future Tax System Discussion Paper
092 05/08/2008 APEC Meeting Adopts Measures To Support Structural Reform
091 04/08/2008 Structural Reform and a More Modern Economy
090 03/08/2008 Treasurer to Chair APEC Ministerial Meeting on Structural Reform
089 29/07/2008 IMF July 2008 Global Financial Stability Report Update
088 26/07/2008 Sunshine Coast Events Today
087 24/07/2008 Government Launches National Rental Affordability Scheme Prospectus
086 23/07/2008 June 2008 Consumer Price Index
085 18/07/2008 IMF July 2008 World Economic Outlook Update
084 17/07/2008 Treasurer to Address Trans-Tasman Business Leaders
083 16/07/2008 Bilateral Meeting with New Zealand Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen, 17 July 2008
082 14/07/2008 Payments System Board - Reappointment of Mr Joseph Gersh AM
081 10/07/2008 IMF Article IV Consultation with Australia
080 03/07/2008 COAG Agrees to New Way Forward to Reduce Red Tape
079 02/07/2008 Treasurer Launches New Community Treasurer's Awards
078 30/06/2008 Tax Relief Starts Tomorrow
077 30/06/2008 Keep Your Receipts!! Education Tax Refund Starts Tomorrow
076 27/06/2008 Treasury Secretary Leave Arrangements
075 24/06/2008 Reappointment of Chair and Deputy Chair to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
074 23/06/2008 Commencement Date for the Luxury Car Tax Increase
073 20/06/2008 Protection for Charitable Sector Employees
072 11/06/2008 Treasurer to Speak on China and Australia's Economic Relationship
071 10/06/2008 Treasurer to Meet Chinese Vice Premier and Other Chinese Senior Officials
070 06/06/2008 Treasurer Swan Discusses Financial Market Stability Measures, Climate Change, Food and Oil Prices with UK Chancellor Darling
069 06/06/2008 Treasurer to Meet Chancellor of the Exchequer and Governor of the Bank of England
068 06/06/2008 Treasurer to Address Australian Business Forum
067 05/06/2008 Treasurer Leads Climate Change Discussion at OECD Ministerial Council Meeting
066 04/06/2008 Treasurer to Attend OECD Ministerial Council Meeting
065 04/06/2008 National Accounts - March Quarter 2008
064 03/06/2008 Balance Of Payments – March Quarter 2008
063 02/06/2008 Australian Response to International Recommendations on Financial Market Turbulence
062 02/06/2008 Rudd Government Committed to Four Pillars Policy
061 02/06/2008 New Protections for Depositors and Policyholders
060 02/06/2008 Treasurer to Attend OECD and G8 Outreach Meetings
059 24/05/2008 New Kids Alive DVD: Rudd Government Working with Laurie Lawrence on Water Safety for Toddlers
058 20/05/2008 Increasing Commonwealth Government Securities to Bolster Australia's Financial Markets
057 18/05/2008 Turnbull Leaves Liberals' Economic Credibility on Life Support
056 18/05/2008 Means Testing Report Misleading
055 13/05/2008 Treasurer Announces ASIC to Take on Financial Literacy
054 13/05/2008 Taxation of Financial Arrangements
053 13/05/2008 The Way Forward on Tax Measures Announced, but not Enacted, by the Previous Government
052 13/05/2008 Improving the Integrity of Prescribed Private Funds
051 13/05/2008 Capital Protected Borrowings
050 13/05/2008 Entrepreneurs' Tax Offset
049 13/05/2008 Depreciation Period for Computer Software
048 13/05/2008 Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) - Integrity Measures
047 13/05/2008 Better Targeting of the Dependency Tax Offsets
046 13/05/2008 Fairer Means-Testing of Government Support Programs
045 13/05/2008 Crude Oil Excise - Condensate Exemption
044 13/05/2008 Employee Share Schemes
043 13/05/2008 Establishing Australia as a Regional Financial Hub
042 13/05/2008 Increasing the Luxury Car Tax
041 13/05/2008 Increased Tax on 'Ready to Drink' Alcoholic Beverages
040 13/05/2008 First Home Saver Accounts - Outcomes of Consultation
039 13/05/2008 $4.4 Billion to Help Families Meet Schooling Costs
038 13/05/2008 Increasing the Medicare Levy Thresholds
037 13/05/2008 Investing in a Modern Federation
036 13/05/2008 Australia's Future Tax System
035 13/05/2008 Personal Income Tax Cuts
034 13/05/2008 Cost-of-Living Pressures
033 13/05/2008 2008-09 Budget Delivering Our Commitments to the Future
032 13/05/2008 Economic Background to the 2008-09 Budget
031 07/05/2008 Reappointment of Ms Jillian Broadbent AO to the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia
030 06/05/2008 Indirect Tax: Refunds and Amendment Time Limits
029 30/04/2008 Positive Participation Incentives of Government's Tax Package
028 28/04/2008 Action Against Vanuatu Based Tax Avoidance and Money Laundering
027 23/04/2008 March 2008 Consumer Price Index
026 18/04/2008 2008-09 Budget Lock-Up
025 16/04/2008 Reappointment of Mr Gary Banks AO as Chairman and Commissioner of the Productivity Commission
024 14/04/2008 Treasurer Attends World Bank Development Meeting
023 13/04/2008 Treasurer Attends the Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund
022 12/04/2008 Treasurer Meets with Bernanke and Paulson
021 09/04/2008 IMF World Economic Outlook
020 09/04/2008 Appointments to the Financial Sector Advisory Council
019 08/04/2008 Taxation of Call Options Issued by Companies
018 05/04/2008 ASIC Review of Mortgage Entry and Exit Fees
017 26/03/2008 Modern Federalism for Australia's Economic Future
016 20/03/2008 Board of Taxation Appointments
015 20/03/2008 New Tax Laws Bill Introduced
014 14/03/2008 Treasurers Advance the Commonwealth-State Reform Agenda
013 06/03/2008 Approval of Deductible Gift Recipients
012 05/03/2008 National Accounts - December Quarter 2007
011 04/03/2008 Balance of Payments – December Quarter 2007
010 17/02/2008 Productivity Commission to Investigate Paid Maternity Leave
009 17/02/2008 Government Improves Transparency of Foreign Investment Screening Process
008 14/02/2008 Tax Reform Bill Introduced to Parliament Honouring Another Rudd Government Commitment
007 11/02/2008 RBA Statement on Monetary Policy
006 09/02/2008 Rudd Government Making it Easier for Australian Families to Switch Banks
005 08/02/2008 Consultation Starts on Rudd Government's First Home Saver Accounts
004 04/02/2008 First Home Saver Accounts - Making the Australian Dream a Reality and Fighting Inflation
003 25/01/2008 First Steps Taken to Deliver Standard Business Reporting Programme
002 23/01/2008 Consumer Price Index - December Quarter 2007
001 17/01/2008 First Meeting Between Treasurer and Dr Michael Cullen, New Zealand Finance Minister