Hugh Mackay is Australia’s leading social researcher and a bestselling author. Australia Reimagined is his nineteenth book. His research career has spanned six decades, including twenty-five years as research director of The Mackay Report. He has been deputy chair of the Australia Council for the Arts, the inaugural chair of the ACT government’s Community Inclusion Board, and is currently a patron of the Asylum Seekers Centre. In 2015, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia. He lives in Canberra.