Lindsay Tanner

Wrote book Sideshow about the effect of media on politics

Also, interviewed by Bell and Hindmoor (2014)-

. As Tanner explains:

you ended up with aspects of the [mining] tax that the industry objected to that were impossible to debate in public because they were just too complicated . . . By the time you’d explained the concepts 90 per cent of the public had switched off . . . whenever you can in politics be on the simple side when there’s a fight . . . we were trapped on the complex side and that made it very, very difficult to prosecute the argument. (Author’s interview, 30 August 2012)

(Bell and Hindmoor, 2014:481)

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