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Andrew Leigh MP: Speeches & Conversations
43 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Understanding Immigration - a conversation with Abul Rizvi
Abul Rizvi is one of Australia’s foremost experts on immigration, having served at senior levels in the immigration department. We talked about his new Monash University Publishing book “Population Shock”, which dives deeply into the economics and politics of migration. You can buy a copy here: https://publishing.monash.edu/product/population-shock/
58 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Andrew Wear in conversation about his new book ‘Recovery‘
Andrew Wear in conversation about his new book 'Recovery'. You can check out Andrew's book here.
41 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Talking with Richard Marles about his new book on the Pacific, ‘Tides That Bind‘
Talking with Richard Marles about his new book on the Pacific, 'Tides That Bind'. You can check out the book here.
41 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Kate Thwaites discussing her new book 'Enough is Enough'
Kate Thwaites discussing her new book 'Enough is Enough', co-authored with Jenny Macklin.
10 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
The Luck of Politics – a conversation with James Glenday
Why is politics more like poker than chess? I spoke with James Glenday about my book ‘The Luck of Politics’, and ran through some of the ways that fortune and misfortune have shaped political careers, from Whitlam to Morrison.
55 minutes | May 24, 2021
The Dignity of Labour - In Conversation with Jon Cruddas
Does work give our lives purpose, meaning and status? Or is it a tedious necessity soon to be abolished by automation, leaving humans free to enjoy a life of leisure and basic income? Jon Cruddas' essential book tackles these fundamental questions for our economy and society. Join me as I discuss with Jon his theory about the role of work in social democratic parties such as the British Labour Party and the Australian Labor Party. You can find out more about The Dignity of Labour here.
10 minutes | May 12, 2021
Budget 2021: Big Dollars, Small Ambitions
Budget 2021: Big Dollars, Small Ambitions, speech to Institute of Public Accountants Budget Breakfast.
48 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
In conversation with Tanya Plibersek about 'Upturn: A better normal after COVID-19'
As part of Muse restaurant's literary events, I was in conversation with Tanya Plibersek about her first foray as a book editor - Upturn: A better normal after COVID-19. About the book: COVID-19 has resulted in changes none of us could have imagined, but what happens next? In Upturn Tanya Plibersek brings together some of the country's most interesting thinkers who are ready to imagine a better Australia, and to fight for it. It is a compelling vision for a stronger economy, a fairer society and a more environmentally sustainable future. More info here.
21 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
How are Australia's communities changing and connecting? - Late Night Live with Phillip Adams and Andrew Leigh, 20 October 2020
How are Australia's communities changing and connecting? - discussing 'Reconnected' on Late Night Live with Phillip Adams, 20 October 2020
54 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Launching 'Reconnected: A Community Builder's Handbook' - ANU Meet the Author, 28 September 2020
Andrew Leigh and Nick Terrell in conversation about Reconnected: A Community Builder's Handbook. For more information about Reconnected, click here.
37 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
Reconnecting Communities - This Mortal Coil, ABC Radio, 27 September 2020
Are you one of those people who worries about the fabric of society falling apart? Do you suspect our sense of community is disappearing? Has economic growth established a more cohesive neighbourhood around you, or has individualism taken over? In This Mortal Coil, Indira Naidoo spoke with Andrew Leigh. He authored 'Disconnected', a book exploring the ways that Australian civic society seemed to be losing some of the glue that kept it together. The MP has also just released 'Reconnected' which offers itself up as a society builder's handbook and aims to offer a pathway for rebuilding community.
59 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
In Conversation with Rebecca Huntley about her climate change book
In Conversation with Rebecca Huntley about her climate change book.
60 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
The Second Convict Age: Explaining the Return of Mass Imprisonment in Australia - ACEMS Virtual Public Lecture
ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical & Statistical Frontiers Virtual Public Lecture Constructing a new series of incarceration rates from 1860 to 2018, Australia now incarcerates a greater share of the adult population than at any point since the late nineteenth century. Much of this increase has occurred since the mid-1980s. Since 1985, the Australian incarceration rate has risen by 130 percent, and now stands at 0.22 percent of adults (221 prisoners per 100,000 adults). Recalculating Indigenous incarceration rates so that they are comparable over a long time span, Dr Andrew Leigh finds that incarceration rates for Indigenous Australians have risen dramatically. Fully 2.5 percent of Indigenous adults are incarcerated (2481 prisoners per 100,000 adults), a higher share than among African-Americans. The recent increase in the Australian prison population does not seem to be due to crime rates, which have mostly declined over the past generation. Instead, higher reporting rates, stricter policing practices, tougher sentencing laws, and more stringent bail laws appear to be the main drivers of Australia’s growing prison population.
58 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
Healthy Medicine for a Sick Economy -- Australia At Home, 25 June 2020
With Danielle Wood of the Grattan Institute and Peter Lewis of Essential Media
59 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World - George Institute Conversation
The George Institute for Global Health hosted me for a virtual #GeorgeTalks. I was joined in conversation by Professor Anthony Rodgers, Head of the Cardiovascular Program at The George Institute. We discussed my book, Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World.
61 minutes | May 11, 2020
Will young people bear the economic cost of coronavirus?
Per Capita Australia CEO Emma Dawson and Andrew Leigh chat in a Facebook Live event on 8 May 2020.
57 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
How will COVID-19 Shape the Progressive Agenda for Australia's Future? -- Conversation with the Australian Fabians
How will COVID-19 Shape the Progressive Agenda for Australia's Future? -- Conversation with the Australian Fabians Opened by Victoria Fielding, Deputy Chair of the Australian Fabians. Moderated by Leon Cermak, SA Chair of the Australian Fabians. Conversation recorded via Zoom, broadcast live on Facebook.
51 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
Andrew Wear on How Other Countries Solved the Big Problems - ANU Meet the Author Series (Podcast)
ANU/CANBERRA TIMES MEET THE AUTHOR Andrew Wear will be in conversation with Andrew Leigh MP on Andrew Wear's new book Solved!: How Other Countries Have Cracked the World's Biggest Problems and We Can Too. Sometimes the solutions are closer than we think. Denmark will reach 100 per cent renewable electricity by 2030. Iceland has topped gender equality rankings for a decade and counting. Singaporean students beat almost all others in maths and reading. South Koreans will soon live longer than anyone else on Earth. The US city of Boston, global epicentre of biotech, has the most innovative square mile on the planet. How have these places and more achieved such remarkable success? Policy adviser Andrew Wear examines what has worked around the world and how we can apply the lessons at home, introducing us to inspiring community leaders, renowned authorities and visionary policymakers transforming the globe. 'A terrific idea, brilliantly executed. This book deserves to spark a national conversation.' - George Megalogenis 'In a time of chaos, there are answers all around us if we take the time to look. Which is exactly what Wear does in this invaluable book.' - Annabel Crabb Andrew Wear is a senior Australian public servant. He has degrees in politics, law, economics and public policy, and is a graduate of the Senior Executive Program at Harvard Kennedy School. Dr Andrew Leigh MP is the Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury, Shadow Assistant Minister for Charities and Federal Member for Fenner in the ACT. He holds a PhD in public policy from Harvard. His latest book with Joshua Gans is Innovation + Equality: How to Create a Future That Is More Star Trek Than Terminator.
90 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Debating RCTs -- Australasian AID Conference, ANU, February 18
A Keynote panel at the Australasian AID Conference 2020. Debating RCTs, and other topics in impact evaluation Barton Theatre This year the Nobel prize for economics went to three economists who have promoted the use and importance of Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) in development economics and interventions. But how useful are RCTs in the real world of development assistance? And what more generally needs to be done to improve the quality and impact of impact evaluations, and to promote learning in aid? Chair: Professor Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre, ANU Panellists: Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Member for Fenner, ACT Dr Lant Pritchett, Research Director, RISE Programme; Fellow, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University Dr Jyotsna Puri, Head, Independent Evaluation Unit, Green Climate Fund
31 minutes | Feb 22, 2020
The Second Convict Age -- Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, 19 February 2020
Australia now incarcerates a greater share of the adult population than at any point since 1899. Much of this increase has occurred since the mid-1980s. Since 1985, the Australian incarceration rate has risen by 130 percent, and now stands at 0.22 percent of adults (221 prisoners per 100,000 adults). Recalculating Indigenous incarceration rates so that they are comparable over a long time span, I find that incarceration rates for Indigenous Australians have risen dramatically. Fully 2.5 percent of Indigenous adults are incarcerated (2481 prisoners per 100,000 adults), a higher share than among African-Americans. The recent increase in the Australian prison population does not seem to be due to crime rates, which have mostly declined over the past generation. Instead, higher reporting rates, stricter policing practices, tougher sentencing laws, and more stringent bail laws appear to be the main drivers of Australia’s growing prison population.
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