Lindsay Tanner

Lindsay Tanner

Lindsay James Tanner (born 24 April 1956) is a former Australian member of the House of Representatives representing the Division of Melbourne, Victoria, for the Australian Labor Party, having first won the seat at the 1993 federal election. He was a member of the Australian Government from 3 December 2007, serving as the Minister for Finance and Deregulation. On 24 June 2010 he announced his intention not to contest the 2010 federal election, at which his seat was won by the Greens. He has written several books and been an outspoken commentator on Australian culture and the direction and role of the Labor Party.

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... Tanner has been published extensively in newspapers and journals ... His major works are detailed below Russ, Peter Tanner, Lindsay ... (186 pages) Tanner, Lindsay ...

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