In the annual Walter Lippmann Memorial Lecture, hear former Federal Minister for Finance and
Deregulation, Lindsay Tanner argue that while the mechanical effects of immigration on the Australian economy have been debated for decades, little attention has been paid to the economic benefits of diversity. As globalisation gathers momentum, Australia stands to benefit from its diverse population.
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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.