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Andrew Leigh

Andrew Leigh is a Member of the Australian House of Representatives. Prior to being elected in 2010, Andrew was a professor of economics at the Australian National University in Canberra. He holds a Harvard PhD and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences. Andrew is the author or co-author of ten prior books, on topics including innovation, inequality, community, globalisation and existential risk.

On the sporting front, Andrew is a keen triathlete and ultramarathoner. A supporter of the Indigenous Marathon Foundation, he has run all six world marathon majors and completed an ironman triathlon (3.8-kilometre swim, 180-kilometre cycle, 42.2-kilometre run). His best marathon time is two hours and forty-two minutes, which is the fastest time ever run by a serving Australian politician.

Andrew is the father of three sons—Sebastian, Theodore and Zachary—and lives with his wife Gweneth in Canberra.

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In conversation with Andrew Leigh (ANU, Canberra)

Kambri Cultural Centre 153 University Avenue, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT

Andrew Leigh will be in conversation with Tim Gavel on Andrew's new essay Fair Game. Lessons from Sport for a Fairer Society & a Stronger Economy. Every year, Australians break sporting...

Book launch – Shadowline: The Dunera Diaries of Uwe Radok

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre 214-218 Nicholson St, Footscray, VIC

Join us for the launch of Shadowline: The Dunera Diaries of Uwe Radok, edited by Jacquie Houlden and Seumas Spark. To be launched by Dennis Altman. 6 for 6:30pm start....

Free