George Megalogenis

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George Megalogenis (born 1964 in Melbourne)[1] is an Australian journalist, political commentator and author.[2]

Megalogenis was a senior feature writer for The Australian newspaper. He is also a regular on the ABC's political analysis program Insiders, where a panel discusses events in Australian politics.

Megalogenis spent eleven years in the Canberra Press Gallery, from 1988 to 1999, before returning to Melbourne. His writing draws on the personal experiences of someone who grew up in a migrant worker family.


  • Faultlines: Race, Work, and the Politics of Changing Australia (2003) – An in-depth review of the shifting demographics, the political handling of race-related issues, and the work-family challenges that are contributing to the changing face of Australia.[3]
  • The Longest Decade (2006) – A look at how the 1990s in Australia was an era of unprecedented affluence that was defined by two men, Paul Keating and John Howard, who altered Australia's predictable economic script of bust, boom, and bust.[4]
  • The Australian Moment (2012) – won the Prime Minister's Literary Awards for non-fiction in 2013


  • 2003 Melbourne Press Club Quill award for Best Columnist.[5]


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