Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP

Andrew Leigh

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Member for Fraser, Australian Capital Territory

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4140
(02) 6277 8469

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Unit 8/1 Torrens St
Braddon, ACT, 2612

Postal address
Unit 8/1 Torrens St
Braddon, ACT, 2612

(02) 6247 4396 or 6247 4037
(02) 6247 3457

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Electorate details

Fraser electorate map

Fraser, Australian Capital Territory


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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Fraser, Australian Capital Territory, 2010 and 2013. .
  • Following the 2016 redistribution the Division of Fraser became the Division of Fenner. Re-elected following the 2016 electoral redistribution for Fenner, Australian Capital Territory, 2016.

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Parliamentary positions

  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 7.2.12 to 14.5.13.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 25.3.13 to 1.7.13.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 25.10.10 to 14.5.13; Publications from 25.10.10 to 14.5.13.
  • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 25.10.10 to 14.5.13.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Shadow Minister for Competition from 18.10.13 to 23.07.16.
  • Shadow Assistant Treasurer from 18.10.13.
  • Shadow Minister for Competiton and Productivity from 23.07.16.
  • Shadow Minister for Charities and Not-for-Profits from 23.07.16.
  • Shadow Minister for Trade in Services from 23.07.16.

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Party positions

  • Member, ALP from 1991.

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  • Born 3.8.1972, Sydney, NSW.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA(Hons), LLB(Hons)(Syd.), MPA, PhD (Harvard).
  • Fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia from 2011.
  • Lawyer, Minter Ellison, Sydney and London 1995-1997.
  • High Court Associate to Justice Michael Kirby 1997-98.
  • Senior Trade Adviser to Senator the Hon. PFS Cook 1998-2000.
  • Research Fellow, Progressive Policy Institute, Washington DC, 2001.
  • Professor of Economics, Australian National University 2004-10.
  • Principal Adviser, Australian Treasury 2008-09.

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  • Description: inner metropolitan.
    Location: northern and central Canberra; it includes the central business district of Canberra, the suburbs of Ainslie, Braddon, Campbell, Dickson, Hackett, Lyneham, O'Connor and Watson, extending to Belconnen and Gungahlin. It also includes the southern coast district of Jervis Bay administered by the Australian Capital Territory.
    Area: 513 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 137 987 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: retail and service industries, government and administration, agriculture, light industry and tourism.
    Territory electorates: Fraser includes the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly electorate of Ginninderra and parts of Molonglo.

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  • The prince's new clothes: why do Australians dislike their politicians? (co-editor with D Burchell), Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2002.
  • Imagining Australia: ideas for our future (with M Duncan, D Madden and P Tynan), Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 2004.
  • Disconnected, Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2010.
  • Battlers and billionaires: the story of inequality in Australia, Melbourne: Black Inc., 2013.
  • The economics of just about everything, Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 2014.

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