Sammy J’s Democratic Party: Lindsay Tanner

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.


Portrait of Lindsay Tanner

Lindsay Tanner

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.

Portrait of Sammy J

Sammy J

Sammy J is an award-winning comedian, writer, and songbird.