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Andrew Leigh — Shadow Assistant Treasurer

Andrew Leigh

Shadow Assistant Treasurer

For some in Australia, unemployment is worse now than during the Great Depression

For some in Australia, unemployment is worse now than during the Great Depression

Can we really say Australia has "good" unemployment rate when 21% of Indigenous Australians can't find jobs?

What babysitters have to do with our failing retail sector

What babysitters have to do with our failing retail sector

Scott Morrison could learn a lot from a few parents looking for babysitters in America, and not just because his frontbenchers have a habit of spitting the dummy.

Upturning the Monopoly board: Australian consumers need company merger reform

Upturning the Monopoly board: Australian consumers need company merger reform

Monopolies are increasingly forcing Australian consumers to settle for little choice, low quality and high prices. Tighter controls on mergers could flip the story.

A message for the 'cheer squad media'

A message for the 'cheer squad media'

Australia faces too many challenges for those in media and politics to fight in the daily battle of shielding friends and wounding enemies.