Topic archives: Lindsay Tanner

Why less is more for Tony Abbott — and all PMs

Why less is more for Tony Abbott — and all PMs

September 27, 2013 27

Tony Abbott's decision to ration his and his government's media exposure is unlikely to work, but it's a welcome attempt to break free from the frenetic media cycle and get on with governing.

What’s (also) wrong with the Left: Josh Bornstein on Helen Razer

May 17, 2013 16

Helen Razer would have all aspiring lefties undertake an education in Keynsian economics. But lawyer Josh Bornstein wonders, are modern-day Keynsians really leading the campaigns Razer would support?

Tanner, Assange, Slipper and Labor: think globally, hacks locally

September 28, 2012 3

Lindsay Tanner's critique of Labor has much to recommend it, but the week saw some interesting twists on one of his themes.

Rundle: why Tanner is wrong — and right

Rundle: why Tanner is wrong — and right

September 28, 2012 17

Lindsay Tanner's claim that the ALP stands for nothing is out. Labor's problem lies in what it does stand for.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Peter, Paul and nary a bad move

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Peter, Paul and nary a bad move

September 26, 2012 1

Thanks to Keating and Costello ... Gillard on the bland side ... The International Monetary Fund ... A closer look at deep space ...

The benefits of diversity, cultural and intellectual

June 28, 2012 8

With the Gillard government being consistently outgunned and just plain monstered in public debate, it has more cause than ever to regret the departure of former finance minister Lindsay Tanner.

Who killed economic reform? Maybe we all did

Who killed economic reform? Maybe we all did

October 27, 2011 33

There's plenty of blame to go around for the death of the economic reform project. But was popular resentment of its impacts the ultimate killer?

Lindsay Tanner on his rebellious rock ‘n’ roll years

October 18, 2011

Former Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner remembers the favourite music of his youth, calling the 60s and 70s "a period of intense cultural creativity broadly equivalent to the Renaissance."

Sideshow Alley: Rann’s presser, Nile on Wong’s baby & a non story

Sideshow Alley: Rann’s presser, Nile on Wong’s baby & a non story

August 12, 2011 8

With the inimitable Lindsay Tanner about to rule on the merits of Crikey's Slideshow Alley initiative, we thought it was time to bring out the big guns and shine a light on three instances of pollie and media egregiousness over the week that was.

Once again, taxpayers pick up the tab to advertise to themselves

Once again, taxpayers pick up the tab to advertise to themselves

July 18, 2011 17

Here we go again. The Gillard government now has to defend not only its carbon pricing plan, but also its apparent hypocrisy in spending some $25 million of taxpayers' money to promote it.

A pair of black court shoes

A pair of black court shoes

July 15, 2011 8

Each week we'll nominate the latest offerings to the service of dumbing down politics by journalists and/or politicians and at the end of each month we'll be asking Lindsay Tanner to write through his pick of the best/worst example.

Coup anniversary: where are they now?

June 24, 2011 22

Paul Barry and Matthew Knott look back at the main players in the Night of the Long Knives: where are they now?

Kohler: come back Lindsay, all is forgiven

May 10, 2011 11

Lindsay Tanner, come back! All is forgiven. The former finance minister would have been embarrassed by this budget.

Lamenting the dumbing down of politics

May 3, 2011

Crikey readers have their say.

Tanner fights the devil of fragmentation, and maybe the ghosts of the Hawke-Keating years

Tanner fights the devil of fragmentation, and maybe the ghosts of the Hawke-Keating years

May 2, 2011 6

Lindsay Tanner's concerns about the dumbing down of democracy reflect fundamental changes in our media driven by the internet.

Why Australia is dumbing down

Why Australia is dumbing down

May 2, 2011 6

Crikey readers have their say.

Tanner was right, and the Sideshow continues

May 2, 2011

The release of former Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner's book Sideshow, which chastises the media for dumbing down politics, was greeted with a wave of stories from journalists who went on to prove he has a point, writes Greg Jericho.

Dumbing down our politics: Lindsay Tanner discusses Sideshow with Bernard Keane

May 2, 2011 5

Crikey's Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane caught up with former Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner to chat about his newly released book Sideshow: Dumbing Down Democracy.

A new super set of values

A new super set of values

April 29, 2011 2

Truth, justice and the American way.

The Sideshow sideshow

April 28, 2011 2

Crikey readers have their say.