Holidays be damned -our favourite economist, public purveyor of ‘randomised trials” and all round good guy Andrew Leigh has won pre-selection for the safe Canberra seat of Fraser.
A person of Andrew’s public policy caliber getting a better-than-good chance to enter the nation’s Parliament is literally a once in a generation affair.
Congrats to Andrew – anyone that cares about thoughtful, empirical based policy with a humanist lean and the raw power of intellectual analysis should tonight be rejoicing.
This is what Parliament is supposed to be.
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