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Megalogenis, George

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Works: 17 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 1,587 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television mini-series 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about George Megalogenis
 
Most widely held works by George Megalogenis
The longest decade by George Megalogenis( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title is based on exclusive interviews with Paul Keating and John Howard, presenting a brilliant analysis of the turbulent forces which continue to shape Australia today, from the rise of working women to the triumph of McMansions
The Australian moment by George Megalogenis( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australians are generally uncomfortable in the global spotlight - outside of sports stadiums. But after seeing us negotiate the Asian financial crisis, the tech wreck and the Global Financial Crisis that bred the Great Recession, the world is now turning to us, the 'miracle economy', for guidance. This is the page-turning story of our nation's remarkable transformation since the '70s. One of our most respected journalists, George Megalogenis, traces the key economic reforms and brilliant moments of collective instinct that opened our society to the immigration of capital, ideas and people to just the right degree. He pinpoints the events that shaped our good fortune and national character, and corrects our selective memory where history has been misunderstood or misdirected by self-interested political leadership. No one writing today is better at reading the numbers and telling the story around them than Megalogenis, and no one else has been able to coax our former prime ministers to candidly re-assess each other's contribution to the Australian Moment. Fraser, Hawke, Keating, Howard and Rudd, as well as Whitlam's confidant Graham Freudenberg, go on record for the first time about many aspects of the internal politicking, decision-making and bids for the legacy of our astonishing period of significant reform
Fault lines : race, work, and the politics of changing Australia by George Megalogenis( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Faultlines, journalist George Megalogenis explores the seemingly contradictory tendencies in the nation's political and cultural make up. How can Australia be both open and closed? Why are we pro immigration, yet unsympathetic to asylum-seekers? Why is it that the majority of workers in our globally connected economy are women, yet the senior levels of government, media, and business remain dominated by men?" "Using a wide range of data from the most recent census, and secret race polling conducted by the major political parties, Megalogenis investigates the faultlines of gender, race, and work which divide the nation - as well as issues raised by conflicts between the new economy and the old, the city and the bush, and the inner city and the rest. He identifies an emerging generation - Generation W - that is forming a 'wobbly bridge' between old and new Australia."--Jacket
Australia's second chance : what our history tells us about our future by George Megalogenis( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia was the only OECD country not to have gone into recession during the GFC. Our standard of living is one of the highest in the world, and we're a multicultural mix of talented migrants from all over the world. We've been here before: at the end of the goldrush in the 1850s, Australians had the highest standard of living on earth. And we lost our nerve; we shut the doors to immigration, tried to hoard what we had and entered almost a hundred years of decline. Our second chance is now; will we use it or lose it? Crunching numbers and weaving history into a riveting, rollicking tale, George Megalogenis brilliantly chronicles the waves of immigration from the First Fleet onwards and uses his unique abilities in decoding economics and demography to advance this new insight into our history, and our future
Balancing act : Australia between recession and renewal by George Megalogenis( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this urgent essay, George Megalogenis argues that Australia risks becoming globalisation's next and most unnecessary victim. The next shock, whenever it comes, will find us with our economic guard down, and a political system that has shredded its authority. Megalogenis outlines the challenge for Malcolm Turnbull and his government. Our tax system is unfair and we have failed to invest in infrastructure and education. Both sides of politics are clinging defensively to an old model because it tells them a reassuring story of Australian success. But that model has been exhausted by capitalism's extended crisis and the end of the mining boom. Trusting to the market has left us with gridlocked cities, growing inequality and a corporate sector that feels no obligation to pay tax. It is time to redraw the line between market and state. Balancing Act is a passionate look at the politics of change and renewal, and a bold call for active government. It took World War II to provide the energy and focus for the reconstruction that laid the foundation for modern Australia. Will it take another crisis to prompt a new reconstruction? 'Australia is in transition. Saying it is easy. The panic kicks in when we are compelled to describe what the future might look like. There is no complacent middle to aim at. We will either catch the next wave of prosperity, or finally succumb to the Great Recession.' George Megalogenis, Balancing Act
Trivial pursuit : leadership and the end of the reform era by George Megalogenis( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of the 2010 election, George Megalogenis considers what has happened to politics in Australia. Have we entered a new phase with minority government and the rise of the Greens and independents?The Hawke, Keating and Howard years were ones of bold reform; recently we have seen an era of power without purpose. But why? Is it down to powerful lobbies, or the media, or a failure of leadership, or all of the above? And whatever the case, how will hard decisions be taken for the future?In a brilliant analysis, Megalogenis dissects the cycle of polls, focus groups and presidential pol
Now we are ten by Julianne Schultz( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this anniversary edition the insights from the past will inform a forward-looking agenda, explored with flair and literary panache. Frank Moorhouse reconsiders the proliferation of surveillance, Melissa Lucashenko observes up close what life is like being poor in a rich country, Kathy Marks describes how western Sydney has become a metaphor for a changing nation, Anna Rose anticipates how change might occur, Desmond Manderson draws parallels between the war on drugs and treatment of refugees, Michael Wesley tests what an Asian century might really mean, Rodney Croome argues that belonging will define the next decade, Andrew Belk explores the price of flying in and flying out - and more. Now We are Ten offers powerful insights into the challenges of the next ten years on the eve of the federal election
The Australian moment : how we were made for these times by George Megalogenis( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australians are generally uncomfortable in the global spotlight - outside of sports stadiums. But after seeing us negotiate the Asian financial crisis, the tech wreck and the Global Financial Crisis that bred the Great Recession, the world is now turning to us, the 'miracle economy', for guidance. This is the page-turning story of our nation's remarkable transformation since the '70s. One of our most respected journalists, George Megalogenis, traces the key economic reforms and brilliant moments of collective instinct that opened our society to the immigration of capital, ideas and people to just the right degree. He pinpoints the events that shaped our good fortune and national character, and corrects our selective memory where history has been misunderstood or misdirected by self-interested political leadership. No one writing today is better at reading the numbers and telling the story around them than Megalogenis, and no one else has been able to coax our former prime ministers to candidly re-assess each other's contribution to the Australian Moment. Fraser, Hawke, Keating, Howard and Rudd, as well as Whitlam's confidant Graham Freudenberg, go on record for the first time about many aspects of the internal politicking, decision-making and bids for the legacy of our astonishing period of significant reform
Making Australia great( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia is the economic envy of the world. The only developed nation to avoid recession in the great crash of 2008. This three part series asks an important question. Having avoided the world's greatest economic disaster in almost a century, what can Australia do to keep its unique winning streak on track? Author and journalist George Megalogenis takes us on a unique TV journey to find out
Trivial pursuit leadership and the end of the reform era by George Megalogenis( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of the 2010 election, George Megalogenis considers what has happened to politics in Australia. Have we entered a new phase with minority government and the rise of the Greens and independents? The Hawke, Keating and Howard years were ones of bold reform; recently we have seen an era of power without purpose. But why? Is it down to powerful lobbies, or the media, or a failure of leadership, or all of the above? And whatever the case, how will hard decisions be taken for the future? In a brilliant analysis, Megalogenis dissects the cycle of polls, focus groups and presidential politics and explores what it has done to the prospect of serious, difficult reform and the style of our leaders. He argues that politics-as-usual has become a self-defeating game and mounts a persuasive case for a different model of leadership. This is also an essay that looks at the fate of progressive politics after the three years of opportunities lost. In distilling the meaning of election 2010, it offers a thought-provoking guide to the challenges to come. Now that the political landscape has changed, where to next?
Making Australia great : inside our longest boom( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First in a three-part series that investigates how Australia became so strong and steadfast that it was the only rich nation to weather the global economic crisis, and asks whether it is possible to take advantage of our position for future prosperity. This episode - In the 70s Australia's closed economy was smashed by shock after shock. By the 80s we were suffering high unemployment and inflation. Radical reform was needed. Featuring Malcolm Fraser, Bob Hawke
Making Australia great : inside our longest boom( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First in a three-part series that investigates how Australia became so strong and steadfast that it was the only rich nation to weather the global economic crisis, and asks whether it is possible to take advantage of our position for future prosperity. This episode - In the 1980s as the economy is radically overhauled by the Hawke/Keating government, the challenge becomes how to manage the bumpy roller coaster ride of the free market. Featuring Bob Hawke, Paul Keating and John Howard. Based on The Australian moment : how we were made for these times by George Megalogenis
Making Australia great : inside our longest boom( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Final in a three-part series that investigates how Australia became so strong and steadfast that it was the only rich nation to weather the global economic crisis, and asks whether it is possible to take advantage of our position for future prosperity
Open and closed : how to reconcile the contradictions in the Australian psyche by George Megalogenis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quarterly essay - trivial pursuit : leadership and the end of the reform era by George Megalogenis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Big Picture Australian Foreign Affairs; Issue 1 by Paul Keating( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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George Megalogenis Australian journalist and author

George Megalogenis journalist uit Australië

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Fault lines : race, work, and the politics of changing AustraliaTrivial pursuit : leadership and the end of the reform eraTrivial pursuit leadership and the end of the reform eraQuarterly essay - trivial pursuit : leadership and the end of the reform era