Sammy J's Democratic Party

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at The Wheeler Centre

Tim Fischer

Former Nationals leader, deputy prime minister and minister for trade Tim Fischer was in the tricky position of being in government, but as the junior Coalition partner – making it hard for him to forcefully represent the interests of his rural constituents. He left politics in 2001 to spend more time with his family, particularly his autistic son.


Portrait of Tim Fischer

Tim Fischer

Tim Fischer is a former NSW and Federal politician who, since retiring from politics, has served as Chair Tourism Australia and Australian Ambassador to the Holy See. He is the author of several books.

Portrait of Sammy J

Sammy J

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

Sammy J's Democratic Party

Comedian Sammy J knows nothing, and he’s the first one to admit it. Politicians know everything, or so they would have us believe. When unstoppable comedic force meets immovable political object, the result is Sammy J’s Democratic Party, an event that leaves the week behind and kicks off with a drink, a few laughs and a fair old shake of the sauce bottle.

The first two Sammy J’s Democratic Party events have been among our most popular – and talked-about. Who could forget Geoff Shaw’s bagpipe-playing, or Lindsay Tanner’s singing? Certainly not those who were there to see it.

Rock up, sit back and watch the anarchy unfold, as our political guests unbutton and unwind (and often reveal more than they mean to) in Sammy J’s freewheeling company.

What special talents will our latest guests reveal?


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