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George Megalogenis is a journalist, political commentator and author.

When the US sneezes, we get a cold. That's why Australia needs a Biden White House
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When the US sneezes, we get a cold. That's why Australia needs a Biden White House

The US accounts for almost a quarter of the the global economy - to the world what Victoria is to Australia. We need Joe Biden to win the US election for the same reason we need Dan Andrews to suppress the virus in Victoria. A Biden administration would take the pandemic seriously.

  • by George Megalogenis

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Voters are getting the kind of contest they haven't seen in decades
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Voters are getting the kind of contest they haven't seen in decades

Labor sees the budget's absence of major childcare reform as a blind spot, but voters should be grateful for the debate it triggers.

  • by George Megalogenis
Frydenberg has no choice but to spend, yet tax cuts may haunt him
Analysis

Frydenberg has no choice but to spend, yet tax cuts may haunt him

The pandemic, upending the rules of politics and economics, will see Josh Frydenberg unveil the most generous tax and spending package in Australian history.

  • by George Megalogenis
Why the other premiers all want Daniel Andrews to succeed
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Why the other premiers all want Daniel Andrews to succeed

They know there is no benefit in continuing to play solo, even if they are getting applause from their respective local audiences.

  • by George Megalogenis
Sydney failed to convert its Olympic moment into a boom
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Sydney failed to convert its Olympic moment into a boom

The year 2000 is best viewed as the cheerful end to a successful 1990s for the city, not the dawn of a new age.

  • by George Megalogenis
Menzies would be rolling in his grave at Morrison's failure to defend every job
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Menzies would be rolling in his grave at Morrison's failure to defend every job

Twin leadership examples demonstrate what is missing in Morrison's response to the pandemic.

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Victorians are proving more resilient than the rest of Australia may realise
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Victorians are proving more resilient than the rest of Australia may realise

There are even green shoots of recovery, and not in the place one would expect.

  • by George Megalogenis
The great defender: PM must rethink his superpower of stubbornness
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The great defender: PM must rethink his superpower of stubbornness

Scott Morrison is a product of a very unusual political apprenticeship as the first prime minister to rise to the office without having to properly explain himself.

  • by George Megalogenis
Virus won't wait for our leaders to stop playing word games
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Virus won't wait for our leaders to stop playing word games

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

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The twin baggage of pride and ideology impeding the pandemic strategy
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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
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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