Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP

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Member for Fenner, Australian Capital Territory

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Shop G&H, 33 Hibberson Street
Gungahlin, ACT, 2912

Postal address

Shop G&H, 33 Hibberson Street
Gungahlin, ACT, 2912

Telephone:
(02) 6247 4396
Fax:
(02) 6247 3457

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4140
Fax:
(02) 6277 8469

Biography

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.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 7.2.12 to 14.5.13
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 25.3.2013 to 1.7.2013.
Committee service
  • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 25.10.2010 to 14.5.2013.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 25.10.2010 to 14.5.2013; Publications from 25.10.2010 to 14.5.2013.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Minister for Competition from 18.10.2013 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Assistant Treasurer from 18.10.2013.
  • Shadow Minister for Competition and Productivity from 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Charities and Not-for-Profits from 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Trade in Services from 23.7.2016.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP from 1991
Personal
  • Born 3.8.1972, Sydney, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.A(Hons)(Syd.)
  • LL.B(Hons)(Syd.)
  • M.PA (Harvard)
  • Ph.D (Harvard)
  • F.A.S.S.A
  • 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
Publications
  • 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 and 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 and Unwin Sydney: 2014
  • The Luck of Politics: true tales of disaster and outrageous fortune Black Inc. Melbourne: 2015