Treasurer Wayne Swan delivered the 2009 budget against the backdrop of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. While Australia is yet to feel the full effects of the downturn, Swan used this budget to outline a plan for ordinary people to pay for the crisis while protecting big business profits. Advertisements
Richard Pratt, one of Australia’s richest men, died from prostate cancer on April 28 aged 74. Pratt was the chairman of one of the world’s largest privately owned packaging, printing and recycling companies, Visy Industries. He was also a past President of the Carlton Football Club.