Plus other common misconceptions about the pros and cons of migration to Australia.
Labor member, Australian House of Representatives
Andrew Leigh has been a Labor member of the Australian House of Representatives since 2010, representing the seat of Fraser. He is the assistant treasury spokesperson for the Labor Opposition in Australia and was an economics professor at the Australian National University in Canberra. His website is <a href="http://www.andrewleigh.com" rel="nofollow">www.andrewleigh.com</a>.
Moving from rags to riches is more difficult when there's such a large gap between rich and poor.
09/08/2017 11:11 AM AEST
If you have to blame anyone, blame Napoleon.
25/05/2017 11:20 AM AEST
The contrast between first and economy class symbolises much of what has changed in society over recent decades.
27/04/2017 7:10 AM AEST
The problem is a funding gap, and we need to help fill it.
31/03/2017 6:46 AM AEDT
Less competition = higher prices and lower quality.
06/01/2017 9:43 AM AEDT
Economics is about maximising wellbeing, not money.
28/11/2016 5:28 AM AEDT
If we want to help farmers and small businesses, we must give the competition watchdog more teeth.
03/11/2016 4:21 PM AEDT
At least 800 Australians have been linked with the Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca, and there could be many more. And this firm is just one of a multitude of similar firms operating similar tax secrecy networks in similar jurisdictions to Panama.
29/04/2016 6:52 AM AEST
To celebrate the traditional owners, I believe it's time that we replaced the monarch's face on our coins with faces of some of our most significant Indigenous people. When we toss a coin and call 'heads', I believe it should be an Indigenous Australian face we're hoping to see.
11/02/2016 5:08 AM AEDT
If we really want to make the tax system more efficient, we should start by looking at the loopholes that corporations and high-income earners use to shrink their tax bills.
04/09/2015 5:42 AM AEST
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