George Megalogenis

Audio interview

Election 2016: are our leaders being prudent, pragmatic or politically timid?

The rise of protest politics in nations like the United States, Austria, Britain and France has seen a resurgence of populist movements and extremist political candidates on the right and the left. But in Australia, this era of political instability seems to have produced a...

George Megalogenis: Australia’s second chance

Overview Use it, or lose it? That’s the question George Megalogenis thinks Australia needs to be asking itself. In his 2012 book, The Australian Moment, Megalogenis presented a meticulous case for Australia’s social resilience and economic potential through times of global hardship – recalling the...

GALAs 2015: in five. A gala debate on 2020

This Wheeler centre talk discusses where will we be as a society in five years’ time. Overview As part of our fifth birthday celebrations, we presented a unique headline debate with two sides, just one team – and nothing less than our future at stake...

Leadership and the end of the reform era

Discussing his Quarterly Essay "Trivial Pursuit: Leadership and the End of the Reform Era", political journalist George Megalogenis examines the restless pace and timid tone of contemporary Australian politics. Discussing the essay with former Labor politician Lindsay Tanner – in a sometimes disarming reversal of...