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What the Luck!
Code: 49  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, , Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs
Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
George Megalogenis, Peter Hartcher, Paul Cleary, Andrew Clark (facilitator)
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Long before Donald Horne’s book, we considered ourselves a lucky country, and we still cling to the metaphor, perhaps in the hope that it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. With their recent books, Sweet Spot by Peter Hartcher, Too Much Luck by Paul Cleary, and The Australian Moment by George Megalogenis, three of our leading political journalists have taken a hard look at Australia’s economic surge amid global financial woe. They talk to Andrew Clark.

George Megalogenis (Australian)

George Megalogenis is a senior journalist and political commentator with The Australian, to which he also contributes the respected blog Meganomics, and is a regular guest on ABC TV's The Insiders. He spent over a decade in the Canberra Press Gallery and is the author of Faultlines, The Longest Decade and Quarterly Essay 40: Trivial Pursuit – Leadership and the End of the Reform Era. His latest book is The Australian Moment.

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Peter Hartcher (Australian)

Peter Hartcher is the political editor and international editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. His most recent book is The Sweet Spot: How Australia made its own luck – and could now throw it all away. He has won both the Gold Walkley Award for journalism and the Citibank Award for business reporting. His other books include Bubble Man and To the Bitter End.

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Paul Cleary (Australian)

Paul Cleary is the author of Too Much Luck: The mining boom and Australia’s future. Paul is a senior writer with The Australian and a researcher at the ANU. In a career spanning 20 years he has reported on politics and economics, worked as a correspondent in south-east Asia and been an adviser to the government of East Timor. His previous books are Shakedown: Australia’s grab for Timor oil and The Men Who Came Out of the Ground.

Andrew Clark (Australian)

Andrew Clark is a journalist and author. He has been an editor, literary editor, foreign correspondent, political writer and business writer. He has also written for The New York Times and given guest lectures at Yale and the Budapest University of Economics. He now writes for The Australian Financial Review.

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