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City Program

The Long View

Sun 12 Sep, 4pm
State Library Victoria, Conversation Quarter

For more than 30 years, Gabrielle Chan and George Megalogenis have taken the long view of Australia with their agenda-setting long-form journalism, delving deeper than most in exposing the fault lines of race, class, privilege and geography that divide ordinary people along political lines. Chan will appear live via video and Megalogenis will join Sally Warhaft on stage as they reflect on how the national issues they have explored for most of their careers have changed—and the ways in which they have stayed the same.

Supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas


1 hour


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Gabrielle Chan has written for The Australian, Guardian Australia, Meanjin and the Griffith Review. Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up was shortlisted for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and the 2020 Walkleys. Why You Should Give a F**k About Farming was released in August 2021.

George Megalogenis has 35 years’ experience in the media, including over a decade in the federal parliamentary press gallery. His book The Australian Moment won the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-fiction and the 2012 Walkley Book Award, and formed the basis for the ABC documentary series Making Australia Great.

Sally Warhaft is host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live journalism series, and The Leap Year, a podcast about Australians' lives in the 2020 lockdown. She is a former editor of The Monthly magazine and the author of Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia.

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