Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP

Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP

Member for Fenner

Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury
Assistant Minister for Employment
Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Cnr Gungahlin Pl & Efkarpidis St
Gungahlin, ACT, 2912

Postal address

Cnr Gungahlin Pl & Efkarpidis St
Gungahlin, ACT, 2912

(02) 6247 4396
(02) 6247 3457

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4140


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Fraser, Australian Capital Territory, 2010. Re-elected 2013. Elected to the House of Representatives for Fenner, Australian Capital Territory, 2016, following electoral redistribution. Re-elected 2019 and 2022.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 7.2.2012 to 14.5.2013.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 25.3.2013 to 1.7.2013.
  • Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury from 1.6.2022.
  • Assistant Minister for Employment from 31.5.2023.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Publications served from 25.10.2010 to 14.5.2013; Economics served from 25.10.2010 to 14.5.2013; Economics served from 22.7.2019 to 24.7.2019; Economics served as Deputy Chair from 24.7.2019 to 11.4.2022
  • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories served from 25.10.2010 to 14.5.2013
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit served from 27.8.2020 to 25.2.2021
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Labor Party. Served: 21.08.2010 to present
  • Shadow Minister for Competition from 18.10.2013 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Assistant Treasurer from 18.10.2013 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Minister for Competition and Productivity from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Minister for Charities and Not-for-Profits from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Minister for Trade in Services from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury from 2.6.2019 to 23.5.2022.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Charities from 2.6.2019 to 23.5.2022.
Party positions
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party from 1991.
  • Born: 3.8.1972, Sydney, Australia
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • PhD (Harvard University).
  • BA(Hons) (University of Sydney).
  • LLB(Hons) (University of Sydney).
  • Fellow (Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia).
  • MPA (Harvard University).
  • Lawyer at Minter Ellison in Sydney and London from 1995 to 1997.
  • High Court Associate to Justice Michael Kirby from 1997 to 1998.
  • Senior Trade Adviser to Senator the Hon. P Cook from 1998 to 2000.
  • Research Fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, Washington DC, 2001.
  • Professor of Economics at the Australian National University from 2004 to 2010.
  • Principal Adviser at the Australian Treasury from 2008 to 2009.
  • Name: Fenner
  • Location: The Division of Fenner covers an area in the north of the ACT consisting of the Districts of: Gungahlin, Hall, and part of Belconnen. The Division of Fenner also includes the Jervis Bay Territory.
  • Area: 238 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 96,017 (at 12.6.2019)
  • Industries: Mainly residential with government, tourism, retail and some light industry at Mitchell.
  • The prince's new clothes: why do Australians dislike their politicians? (co-editor with D Burchell), University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2002.
  • Imagining Australia: ideas for our future (with M Duncan, D Madden and P Tynan), Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2004.
  • Disconnected, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2010.
  • Battlers and billionaires: the story of inequality in Australia, Black Inc., Melbourne, 2013.
  • The economics of just about everything, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2014.
  • The Luck of Politics: true tales of disaster and outrageous fortune, Black Inc., Melbourne, 2015.
  • Choosing openness: why global engagement is best for Australia, Penguin Books, Sydney, 2017.
  • Randomistas: how radical researchers are changing our world, Yale, New Haven, CT, 2018.
  • Innovation + equality: how to create a future that is more Star Trek than Terminator (with J Gans), MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2019.
  • Reconnected: A Community Builder's Handbook (with N Terrell), Black Inc., Melbourne, 2020.
  • What's the worst that could happen?: Existential risk and extreme politics, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2021.
  • Fair game: Lessons from sport for a fairer society and a stronger economy, Monash Publishing, Melbourne, 2022.

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