Andrew Leigh

Andrew Leigh is the Federal Member for Fenner.

His books include Battlers and Billionaires, The Economics of Just About Everything, Choosing Openness, Innovation + Equality (with Joshua Gans) and Reconnected: A Community Builder’s Handbook (with Nick Terrell), and What’s the Worst That Could Happen?: Existential Risk and Extreme Politics.


Making the grade

DebatePROGRESSIVES IN AUSTRALIA have generally adopted a conservative approach to reform of primary and secondary education. This would be entirely justifiable if our schools were performing well. But troubling new evidence suggests that literacy and numeracy scores have stagnated...

Imagining an international Australia

PolicyAUSTRALIANS RIGHTLY SPEND much time discussing multiculturalism, yet rarely speak of Australian internationalism. Over the last few decades, however, Australia has become a truly international society. This development is underpinned by various reasons: the falling costs of international travel,...


Essay TOWARDS THE END of Educated, her harrowing memoir of an Idaho childhood with Mormon survivalist parents, Tara Westover concludes: ‘Everything I had worked for, all my years of study, had been to purchase for myself this one privilege: to...

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