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The Fifth Estate: Wayne Swan in Melbourne
Wayne Swan was treasurer of Australia during an extraordinary period of our politics.
He was at the financial helm when the world recession hit, and steered our economy through a time of unprecedented international economic challenges. Meanwhile, on the home front, the ALP was divided by leadership battles – whilst ruling on a knife-edge, as a minority government.
In this special spotlight edition of the Fifth Estate, Wayne Swan spoke with Sally Warhaft about his time as treasurer, key moments of his economic management of Australia, and the infamously complex relationships within the party.