Andrew Leigh

Andrew Leigh


Labor MP in the Australian Parliament. Dad of 3. Economist. Triathlete. Author of ‘Fair Game’, ‘What’s the Worst That Could Happen?’, ‘Reconnected’ and more.

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The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission just turned ten. Here's my birthday message to the splendid staff at the ACNC: @ACNC_gov_au  @nfp_nerd  #auspol 

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Seeking a stocking-stuffer for the sport lover in your life? #auspol 

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This month's "Leigh Report" discusses integrity, territory rights, inequality, civil society training & much more. There's even a cameo from Bluey & Bingo. Read it: Subscribe: #auspol 

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The RBA has raised the cash rate to 3.1%, the 8th consecutive increase. I spoke with @Raf_Epstein  on @abcmelbourne  about what it means for households, and what the federal government is doing on the supply side to curb inflation pressures #auspol  #ausecon 

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Markups on the up: in the @FinancialReview ⁩, @Johnkehoe23 ⁩ previews tonight’s competition talk #auspol  #ausecon  #inequality 

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Four facts about Louis Vuitton: * They sell a face shield costing $1350 * Their profits just doubled * Their CEO is one of the world's richest people * They got $6 million in JobKeeper That's your taxes at work, thanks to the Morrison Government#auspol 

Mystery donors paid up to $1 million of Christian Porter’s law fees. He won’t say who. Liberal Speaker Tony Smith found there was a prima facie case for it to go to the Privileges Committee. The Liberal Party voted to block it. This has never happened. Not since 1901. #auspol 

Why HomeBuilder is the worst policy of the year, in 90 seconds. #auspol 

My statement on the resignation of Gary Johns as head of the charities commission #auspol 

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In new published research, I test the argument that when companies pay less tax, they create more jobs. The data show the opposite. Lower effective tax rate → fewer jobs created. Full research paper: #ausecon 

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Just tabled Australia’s biggest e-petition, on the need for media diversity & accuracy. Initiated by @MrKRudd , it has 501,876 signatories, including @TurnbullMalcolm . A healthy media isn’t a luxury - it’s fundamental to a strong democracy #auspol 

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