NEWSFLASH! In September I will join The Conversation as its Business and Economy Editor. I have been honoured to work at The Age for the past ten years, originally alongside the legendry Tim Colebatch, and for the past four years as economics editor in my own right.

At The Conversation, my job will be to make the best thinking from Australia's 40 univerisites accessible to the widest possible audience. That means you. From the new year I will also write a weekly column.

On this site are most of the important things I have written for Fairfax and the ABC over the past few decades. I recommend the Search function. The site is a record for you, as well as me.

I'll continue to post great things from The Conversation and other places here, and also on Twitter and Facebook. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tanner to tell all?

Here's hoping

From Scribe:

Scribe has reached a multi-book publishing agreement with Lindsay Tanner, who was finance minister and a member of the cabinet in the Rudd government. Mr Tanner stepped down from the seat of Melbourne at the recent federal election.

The first book with Scribe has the working title of SIDESHOW, and will be about the increasing dumbing down of Australian politics. It is due to be published in early 2011.

Lindsay Tanner said, ‘I am pleased to have entered into a publishing arrangement with Henry Rosenbloom of Scribe Publications, whom I have known for many years. Henry actually commissioned my first book, THE POLITICS OF POLLUTION, back in 1976.’

Of the book’s topic, Mr Tanner said, ‘Many Australians are distressed by the relentless dumbing down of political debate. This book will explore the nature and the causes of this problem, and the threat to our democracy that it poses.’

Scribe’s CEO and publisher, Henry Rosenbloom, said of the deal, ‘I’m delighted that we’ll be publishing Lindsay’s forthcoming books. He has a hard-won reputation as a person of integrity and a thinker of substance, and his insights should be especially valuable in the light of the recent election campaign and the formation of a minority Labor government.’

Related Posts

. Tanner on governing