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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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Events

The Big Teal – Simon Holmes à Court in conversation

Readings Hawthorn 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122, Hawthorn, VIC

Join us to hear Simon Holmes à Court in conversation with Monique Ryan; facilitated by Gay Alcorn. Published as part of the In the National Interest series, The Big Teal,...

Free

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

Shadowline Book Launch & Signing (Jewish Museum of Australia)

Jewish Museum of Australia 26 Alma Rd, St Kilda, VIC

Join JMA for the launch of Shadowline: The Dunera Diaries of Uwe Radok, an immersive dive into the experience of the Jewish detainee and the remarkable journey of his displacement...

$20 – $22