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Canberra Keynote: Lunch with Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP

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Date:Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue:Hyatt Hotel Canberra, 120 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla, ACT    
Topic:Reconnected: New Ideas To Build Community
Presenter:Hon. Dr. Andrew Leigh MP, Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Federal Member for Fenner

Please join Associations Forum for a special luncheon with the Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP on Tuesday, 2 October 2018. The event will be held from 12pm to 2pm at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra and will include networking, lunch and a talk by Dr Andrew Leigh.


Over the past two generations, Australians have disengaged from many community groups. Mass membership bodies like the Scouts, Guides, Lions and Rotary have shed members. We’re less likely to go to church, less likely to join a union, and less likely to know our neighbours.

As Shadow Minister for Charities and Not-for-Profits, Andrew has held more than a dozen ‘Reconnected’ forums around Australia with leaders from the community sector, looking at creative ways that organisations are working together to build their volunteer base, boost donations, and better engage the community. To date, these conversations have encompassed more than 1000 community sector leaders, across more than a dozen forums. In this talk, he will discuss the challenge of rebuilding Australian community life, and outline some of the ideas that have emerged from these forums.

Member Registrations: Free
NFP Non-Member Registrations: $55 including GST


Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP - Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Federal Member for Fenner

Andrew Leigh is the Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Federal Member for Fenner in the ACT. Prior to being elected in 2010, Andrew was a professor of economics at the Australian National University. He holds a PhD in public policy from Harvard, having graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours in Law and Arts.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, and a past recipient of the 'Young Economist Award', a prize given every two years by the Economics Society of Australia to the best Australian economist under 40. His books include Disconnected (2010), Battlers and Billionaires (2013), The Economics of Just About Everything (2014), The Luck of Politics (2015), Choosing Openness: Why Global Engagement is Best for Australia (2017) and Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World (2018). Andrew is a keen marathon runner, and hosts a podcast titled "The Good Life".




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