Can two rival cities align to triumph in the battle for Australian identity? Journalist, political commentator and Prime Minister’s Literary Award–winning author George Megalogenis (The Australian Moment and The Football Solution) shares his theory on why Sydney and Melbourne, our two largest cities should form a rebel alliance and take back the country from the ‘frontier states’ of Queensland and Western Australia.

George Megalogenis (Australian)

George Megalogenis

Unfortunately, George Megalogenis will no longer be appearing at the Festival. 

George Megalogenis is an author and journalist with three decades' experience in the media. 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 his ABC documentary series Making Australia Great. George is also the author of Faultlines, The Longest Decade, Australia’s Second Chance and Balancing Act, which contains his two Quarterly Essays, Trivial Pursuit – Leadership and the End of the Reform Era and Balancing Act – Australia Between Recession and Renewal. His most recent book is The Football Solution.