Andrew Leigh MP: Speeches & Conversations
Ten Ideas for Reducing Inequality

Ten Ideas for Reducing Inequality

July 2, 2019

Ten Ideas for Reducing Inequality - inequality won't fix itself. If we want a fair society with equal opportunity for everyone, we need to make public policy choices accordingly. Here are ten places we could start. 

In conversation with Peter Lewis about his new book Webtopia: The Worldwide Wreck of Tech and How to Make the Net Work

In conversation with Peter Lewis about his new book Webtopia: The Worldwide Wreck of Tech and How to Make the Net Work

June 27, 2019

In conversation with Peter Lewis about his new book Webtopia: The Worldwide Wreck of Tech and How to Make the Net Work.

You can learn more about Peter's book here.

 

Small-L Liberalism and the Labor Tradition - Melbourne, 13 June 2019

Small-L Liberalism and the Labor Tradition - Melbourne, 13 June 2019

June 18, 2019

Small-L Liberalism and the Labor Tradition

Keynote Address - Second Annual History and the Hill Conference - Australian Policy and History

 

Launching John Quiggin’s ‘Economics in Two Lessons’ - Canberra

Launching John Quiggin’s ‘Economics in Two Lessons’ - Canberra

May 22, 2019

Launching John Quiggin's 'Economics in Two Lessons'. 

Because one-lesson economics only tells half the story.

For more information on John's book - Economics in Two Lessons - Why Markets Work So Well, and Why They Can Fail So Badly - click here.

Tax Pirates and Tax Fairness - Devpolicy Centre, Canberra, 12 April 2019

Tax Pirates and Tax Fairness - Devpolicy Centre, Canberra, 12 April 2019

April 18, 2019

Announcing Labor's Tax Inspectors without Borders policy, I spoke at the ANU Devpolicy Centre about how tax havens hurt other developing countries, and what we can do about it.

Labor’s Centrist Economic Agenda - Per Capita Reform Series, Melbourne, 11 April 2019

Labor’s Centrist Economic Agenda - Per Capita Reform Series, Melbourne, 11 April 2019

April 17, 2019

As a part of Per Capita's reform series, and on the first day of the federal Election campaign, I set out Labor's centrist economic agenda for fairness and opportunity.

Australia Fair - Rebecca Huntley in conversation with Andrew Leigh, 9 April 2019

Australia Fair - Rebecca Huntley in conversation with Andrew Leigh, 9 April 2019

April 12, 2019

As a part of the ANU 'Meet the Author' series, i was In Conversation with Rebecca Huntley about polling, focus groups and the character of Australian democracy.

Rebecca's Quarterly Essay, Australia Fair, is out now.

Judith Brett on Compulsory Voting and Other Australian Electoral Innovations - Canberra, 13 March

Judith Brett on Compulsory Voting and Other Australian Electoral Innovations - Canberra, 13 March

March 15, 2019

I spoke with award winning author Judith Brett as a part of ANU's In Conversation program. Judith's new book From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage, gives a landmark account of the character of Australian democracy. We spoke about the peculiarly Australian aspects of our democratic system and the effects our innovations have had on elections here and on voting practices around the world.

The heat is on: The Urgent Case For Action On Climate Change - ANU Climate Update, 8 February 2019, Canberra

The heat is on: The Urgent Case For Action On Climate Change - ANU Climate Update, 8 February 2019, Canberra

February 11, 2019

Reflecting on heat waves and high stakes, I set out the urgent climate challenge we all need to face up to. 

The full text of the speech is also available here.  

Building a better feedback loop: Labor to establish an Evaluator General - 13 November, Canberra

Building a better feedback loop: Labor to establish an Evaluator General - 13 November, Canberra

November 15, 2018

Building a better feedback loop: Labor to establish an Evaluator General

Increasingly, policymakers in other nations are testing programs through randomised trials, with the same kind of control group used to evaluate new pharmaceuticals in clinical drug trials.

When Australian policymakers develop programs in early childhood, health, crime and employment, we often look to those overseas randomised trials.