George Megalogenis

An author and political journalist with three decades’ experience in the media, George Megalogenis’ work has been recognised with some of Australia’s most highly regarded literary awards.

His book, The Australian Moment, won the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Non-fiction and the 2012 Walkley Award for Non-fiction, and formed the basis for the ABC documentary series, Making Australia Great. And as a social commentator, he will help to place the rights of children at the forefront of our national agenda.

George’s book, The Football Solution - How Richmond’s premiership can save Australia, combines his love of Richmond Football Club and his deep knowledge of politics. He is also the author of Faultlines, The Longest Decade, Australia’s Second Chance and Balancing Act, which contains his two Quarterly Essays, No. 40: Trivial Pursuit – Leadership and the End of the Reform Era and No. 61: Balancing Act – Australia Between Recession and Renewal.

A father of one daughter, George’s interest in the Foundation’s work begins with his childhood, where he suffered from bullying at primary school.

“It is an honour to be asked to serve as an Ambassador for the Foundation.” he said.

“I want to lend my voice to the great national project of protecting the innocence of every child.

“I also want to fly the flag for policy reform to give all our children the best start in life. Australia is the only rich nation that does not provide universal early childhood education for three-year-olds.”

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