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George Megalogenis is a journalist, political commentator and author.

Virus won't wait for our leaders to stop playing word games
Opinion

Virus won't wait for our leaders to stop playing word games

It has been exhausting to watch leaders buck pass this week.

  • by George Megalogenis

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The twin baggage of pride and ideology impeding the pandemic strategy
Opinion

The twin baggage of pride and ideology impeding the pandemic strategy

The virus has exposed the flaws in privatising essential services - and ironically it is the Labor state of Victoria that is the most seriously burnt.

  • by George Megalogenis
Kerr, the political player who filled a power vacuum
Opinion

Kerr, the political player who filled a power vacuum

The Palace letters reveal Sir John Kerr wanted to impress the Queen - and he wanted to be a player.

  • by George Megalogenis
Every job Scott Morrison sacrifices now will only delay economic recovery
Opinion

Every job Scott Morrison sacrifices now will only delay economic recovery

The PM was on top of his game in March but appears to be losing his focus on jobs.

  • by George Megalogenis
Wave unleashed by Black Lives Matter may yet overtake Scott Morrison
Opinion

Wave unleashed by Black Lives Matter may yet overtake Scott Morrison

If the Morrison government continues to react defensively on race it may find itself out of step with our US ally.

  • by George Megalogenis
Why Morrison might be tempted to move on reconciliation: one-upmanship
Opinion

Why Morrison might be tempted to move on reconciliation: one-upmanship

The temptation is there for Morrison to show up Turnbull, the most socially progressive Liberal since Malcolm Fraser.

  • by George Megalogenis
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Lead and we follow: country of over-achievers in times of crisis

Lead and we follow: country of over-achievers in times of crisis

History shows that national unity only lasts as long as the emergency.

  • by George Megalogenis
Beware the bully who is supposed to be watching Australia's back
Opinion

Beware the bully who is supposed to be watching Australia's back

Obviously, the values of Trump’s America don’t align with ours.

  • by George Megalogenis
Foreign students show Morrison at his most flexible - and stubborn
Analysis

Foreign students show Morrison at his most flexible - and stubborn

International students queuing for food this week reaffirms the hard line the federal government has drawn between local and foreign victims of the lockdown.

  • by George Megalogenis
Keneally has picked the wrong fight for this pink-collar recession
Opinion

Keneally has picked the wrong fight for this pink-collar recession

The women and the young are the big losers from the Great Lockdown and appeals to cut immigration will do nothing for them.

  • by George Megalogenis
Over-Cooked: a new twist in the national tale
Analysis

Over-Cooked: a new twist in the national tale

While Scott Morrison would have preferred to celebrate our British heritage, and China tried to school us in superpower diplomacy, a third country, India, snuck up on us.

  • by George Megalogenis