Andrew Leigh says 'bluntest tool' in the business shed is 'chilling' the economy

Karen Barlow
Updated April 4 2024 - 8:13am, first published April 3 2024 - 10:30pm

Andrew Leigh has warned non-compete clauses have a "chilling effect" on the economy and the "bluntest tool" in the business shed is now under review, as he cites evidence the clauses are harming job mobility, innovation, and wages growth.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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