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George Megalogenis

George Megalogenis is an author and journalist with three decades’ experience in the media. His work examines the political, economic and social history of Australia and his books include Australia’s Second Chance: What Our History Tells Us About Our Future, and The Australian Moment, which won the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-fiction and the 2012 Walkley Award for Non-fiction, and formed the basis for his ABC documentary series Making Australia Great. He is also the author of Faultlines, The Longest Decade, and two Quarterly Essays: QE40: Trivial Pursuit – Leadership and the End of the Reform Era and QE61: Balancing Act – Australia Between Recession and Renewal.

George is a highly engaging speaker and presenter who deals with big-picture global economic and political trends. He has been a regular guest on the ABC’s political analysis program Insiders, and in 2015 wrote and presented the documentary tribute to former Australian prime minister Malcolm Fraser, Life Wasn’t Meant To Be Easy.

Annabel Crabb describes George as “Australia’s best explainer”, and Waleed Aly says “Megalogenis has the rare gift of being both comprehensive and detailed.”


Thanks for helping us to organise George Megalogenis for the Western Region Bi-Annual Forum event last Thursday. He was fantastic and really helped to make a successful and meaningful engagement with Melbourne’s Western Region Councils. Please pass on our thanks to George for an insightful keynote.

—C. Eberly, Coordinator CEO’s Office – Corporate Affairs, Wyndham City Council, April 2018

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