Sammy J’s Democratic Party: Lindsay Tanner
ALP politician turned bestselling author Lindsay Tanner has plenty of opinions on the state of contemporary politics – he’ll share them, and something of himself, with Sammy J. (And you.)
In a wide-ranging interview, Tanner reveals his true feelings about Adelaide, as well as some hidden talent on the piano.
Take one ultra skinny, multi-award-winning comedian, add a political figure who may or may not be aware of what they’re getting themselves into, throw in a beverage or two … and stand back and watch the fireworks.
Lindsay Tanner was the minister for finance and deregulation in the Rudd-Gillard governments, and held the seat of Melbourne for the ALP from 1993 to 2010. Having retired from politics at the 2010 federal election, he is now a special adviser to Lazard Australia, and is a vice-chancellor's fellow and adjunct professor at Victoria University. Mr Tanner is the author of several previous books, including Politics with Purpose (2012) and Sideshow (2011), also published by Scribe.
Sammy J is an award-winning comedian, writer, and songbird.