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LEIGH, the Hon. Dr Andrew KeithBiography for LEIGH, the Hon. Dr Andrew Keith

Member for Fraser (ACT)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Fraser, Australian Capital Territory, 2010. Re-elected 2013. Elected to the House of Representatives for Fenner, Australian Capital Territory, 2016, following electoral redistribution.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 7.2.12 to 14.5.13

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 25.3.2013 to 1.7.2013.

Committee Service

Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 25.10.2010 to 14.5.2013.

House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 25.10.2010 to 14.5.2013; Publications from 25.10.2010 to 14.5.2013.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Minister for Competition from 18.10.2013 to 23.7.2016.

Shadow Assistant Treasurer from 18.10.2013.

Shadow Minister for Competition and Productivity from 23.7.2016.

Shadow Minister for Charities and Not-for-Profits from 23.7.2016.

Shadow Minister for Trade in Services from 23.7.2016.

Party Positions

Member, ALP from 1991


Born 3.8.1972, Sydney, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament



M.PA (Harvard)

Ph.D (Harvard)


Lawyer, Minter Ellison, Sydney and London 1995-1997

High Court Associate to Justice Michael Kirby 1997-98

Senior Trade Adviser to Senator the Hon. PFS Cook 1998-2000

Research Fellow, Progressive Policy Institute, Washington DC, 2001

Professor of Economics, Australian National University 2004-10

Principal Adviser, Australian Treasury 2008-09


The prince's new clothes: why do Australians dislike their politicians? (co-editor with D Burchell) University of New South Wales Press Sydney: 2002

Imagining Australia: ideas for our future (with M Duncan, D Madden and P Tynan) Allen and Unwin Sydney: 2004

Disconnected University of New South Wales Press Sydney: 2010

Battlers and billionaires: the story of inequality in Australia Black Inc. Melbourne: 2013

The economics of just about everything Allen and Unwin Sydney: 2014

The Luck of Politics: true tales of disaster and outrageous fortune Black Inc. Melbourne: 2015