Welcoming our newest Ambassador, George Megalogenis

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National children’s charity, the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, is proud to welcome George Megalogenis as its Ambassador.

An author and political journalist with three decades’ experience in the media, George’s 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.

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.

George’s latest book, The Football Solution - How Richmond’s premiership can save Australia, combines his love of Richmond Football Club and his deep knowledge of politics.

A father, George’s interest in our 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.”

Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s CEO, Lesley Podesta, said she was thrilled to have George on board.

“George is an outstanding journalist and social commentator who will help to place the rights of children at the forefront of our national agenda,” she said.

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