Find Your Voice Podcast: Andrew Leigh MP

This week I discussed the state of social connections in Australia with Andrew Leigh MP, economist, author and Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities, and Treasury. We explore the decline of social connectivity, the role of philanthropy in fostering inclusivity, and necessary reforms to enhance philanthropic giving.


See Andrew Leigh’s books, Disconnected, which explores the decline in various forms of social connection, including family ties, civic participation, and neighbourhood relationships, Battlers and Billionaires, which unpacks income inequality in Australia, and Reconnected, which examines the disconnect in communities and looking at how to rebuild social connections, including philanthropy, argues that while government and policy enhance community connectivity and inclusiveness, individual and corporate acts of generosity also have a crucial part to play.


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