George Megalogenis Makes Sense of the Election
Seasoned political commentator George Megalogenis gives us his call of the card after the messiest election in Australian history. He divvies up the country into mining states, southern states and the dead state, while asking how Julia Gillard sent some of her strongest supporters Green and why Tony Abbott couldn’t win his home state.
The ‘none of the above’ vote looks like destabilising governments and parties for years to come, but is it also an exciting opportunity to re-imagine our nation?
George Megalogenis is an author and journalist with three decades' experience in the media. His books include 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 the ABC documentary series Making Australia Great. George is also the author of Faultlines, The Longest Decade, Quarterly Essay 40: Trivial Pursuit – Leadership and the End of the Reform Era, Australia’s Second Chance and Quarterly Essay 61: Balancing Act: Australia Between Recession and Renewal.