Tax lurks of the rich and famous: Why tax havens harm Australia, and how we can curtail them

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Event details

Public Lecture

Date & time

Friday 21 September 2018


Acton Theatre Level 1, JG Crawford Building #132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


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


Diane Paul
+61 2 61259318

According to recent estimates, as much as two-fifths of multinational profits may be shifted to low-tax or no-tax jurisdictions every year, with the impact on the Australian revenue base amounting to as much as $16 billion annually. In this talk, I outline the harms done by tax havens, and outline measures to curtail their use by Australian firms and individuals.

Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP 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”, which is available on Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes). Andrew is the father of three sons - Sebastian, Theodore and Zachary, and lives with his wife Gweneth in Canberra. He has been a member of the Australian Labor Party since 1991.

A light lunch will be available from 12 - 12.15pm, please register at the registration tab above.

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