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In the wake of Kevin Rudd's leadership challenge, Wayne Swan has hit out at the mining industry

Australia is in the grips of a populist hearts-and-minds tussle as the battle for the ruling Labor Party’s lost middle ground goes up a notch. In the last week, Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan has launched a major broadside on the country’s “rich,” paying particular attention to the small number of mining bosses whose ascending piles of money matches the depths of the holes they dig as the products…

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