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SWAN, the Hon. Wayne MaxwellBiography for SWAN, the Hon. Wayne Maxwell

Member for Lilley (Qld)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Lilley, Queensland, 1993. Defeated at general elections 1996. Re-elected 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Ministerial Appointments

Treasurer from 3.12.07 to 27.6.13.

Deputy Prime Minister from 24.6.10 to 27.6.13.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Transport, Communications and Infrastructure from 12.5.93 to 29.1.96; Privileges and Members' Interests from 10.10.16.

Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 26.5.93 to 29.1.96.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 19.10.98 to 1.12.00 and from 17.2.01 to 3.12.07. Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services from 20.10.98 to 1.12.00 and from 17.2.01 to 26.10.04; Shadow Treasurer from 26.10.04 to 3.12.07.

Manager of Opposition Business in the House from 12.2.02 to 16.6.03.

Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party from 24.6.10 to 26.6.13.

Party Positions

Campaign Director, ALP (Qld) 1988-93.

State Secretary, ALP (Qld) 1991-93.


Born 30.6.1954 at Nambour, Qld.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA(Hons) (Qld).

Lecturer, Queensland Institute of Technology 1976-77, 1981-82 and 1985-88.

Policy analyst, Office of Youth Affairs 1978.

Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. WG Hayden, MP 1978-80; Special Ministers of State, the Hon. MJ Young, MP and the Hon. KC Beazley, MP 1983; and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. WG Hayden, MP 1984.

Party official (see Party positions above).

Adviser 1996-98.


Postcode: the splintering of a nation, North Melbourne: Pluto Press Australia, 2005.

The Good Fight: six years, two prime ministers and staring down the Great Recession, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin, 2014.


Description: inner metropolitan.

Location: north-eastern Brisbane; it includes the suburbs of Banyo, Boondall, Brighton, Chermside, Chermside West, Deagon, Eagle Farm, Geebung, Kedron, McDowall, Northgate, Nudgee, Nudgee Beach, Nundah, Pinkenba, Sandgate, Shorncliffe, Stafford Heights, Taigum, Virginia, Wavell Heights, Zillmere and parts of Aspley, Bridgeman Downs, Eagle Farm, Everton Park and Stafford.

Area: 147 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 106 969 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: domestic and international airports, light and heavy engineering, sea-cargo facilities, chemical production, warehousing (civilian and military), various small industries, oil refining and storage.