Lindsay Tanner
Place of Birth: Orbost, Victoria
Date of Birth: April 24, 1956
Age: 63 Years Old
Astrology: Taurus
Residence: Alphington, Victoria
Current Partner: Andrea Tanner
Previous Partner: Cindy Tanner, Nicki Tanner
Hair Colour: Grey
Eye Colour: Brown
Specialisation: Politics
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Lindsay Tanner is an Australian Labor politician who was born on 24 April 1956, in Orbost, Victoria. He went to Gippsland Grammar School on a scholarship and later graduated as dux, moving on to study at the University of Melbourne, where he graduated with Honours in a Bachelor of Arts and Law. Lindsay Tanner started off working as a clerk and solicitor at Holding Redlich Lawyers before becoming an electorate assistant to senator Barney Cooney in 1985. In 1987, Lindsay moved up to Assistant State Secretary of the Federated Clerks’ Union before progressing to State Secretary in 1988, where he remained until 1993.

In 1993, Lindsay Tanner was elected into the Australian House of Representatives, representing Melbourne, and was promoted to Shadow Minister for Transport following Labor’s loss to the Liberal Party in 1996. Lindsay Tanner was then given the role of Shadow Minister for Finance and Consumer Affairs in 1998, and released his second book in 1999. His first book was published whilst he was still at university and centred on the topic of environmental politics. His second book, titled Open Australia, focused on information technology and the ways it could be manipulated in the future in order to play a role in enhancing economic equality and social justice.

In 2001, Lindsay Tanner was appointed Shadow Minister for Communications and later took on the portfolio of Community Relationships. Following the federal election in October 2004, may thought that Lindsay Tanner would be in line for the role of Shadow Treasurer, however, he announced that he would not be running for any positions in the shadow ministry under the ruling of Mark Latham. The next year, Lindsay Tanner took up the position of Shadow Minister for Finance, and after the success of the Australian Labor Party in the 2007 federal election, he was appointed the role of Minister for Finance and Deregulation.