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George Megalogenis, Anne Tiernan & Yassmin Abdel-Magied – Australia in Transition

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Join us at The Greek Club in South Brisbane where ABC Radio National's Paul Barclay will be in-conversation with George Megalogenis, Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Anne Tiernan, discussing George's new Quarterly Essay, Balancing Act: Australia Between Recession and Renewal. Australia is in a time of transition but what will the future look like? Join journalist and award winning writer George Megalogenis as he discusses the future of Australia with Griffith University professor of politics and Conversation author Anne Tiernan, as well as Marie Claire's Young Woman of the Future and Youth of the Year in the Australian Muslim Achievement Awards, Yassmin Abdel-Magied. Our panel will be lead by ABC Paul Barclay and recorded for RN's Big Idea's. George Megalogenis has thirty 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 Award for non-fiction, and formed the basis for the ABC documentary series Making Australia Great. His most recent book is Australia’s Second Chance and he is also author of Faultlines, The Longest Decade and a previous best-selling Quarterly Essay, Trivial Pursuit: Leadership and the End of the Reform Era. At 21, Yassmin Abdel-Magied found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was the only woman and certainly the only Sudanese-Egyptian-Australian background Muslim woman. With her hijab quickly christened a 'tea cosy' there could not be a more unlikely place on earth for a young Muslim woman to want to be. This is the story of how she got there, where she is going, and how she wants the world to change. Born in the Sudan, Yassmin and her parents moved to Brisbane when she was two, and she has been tackling barriers ever since. At 16 she founded Youth Without Borders, an organisation focused on helping young people to work for positive change in their communities. In 2007 she was named Young Australian Muslim of the Year and in 2010 Young Queenslander of the Year. In 2011 Yassmin graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours) and in 2012 she was named Young Leader of the Year in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac's inaugural 100 Women of Influence Awards as well as an InStyle cultural leader and a Marie Claire woman of the future. Yassmin has now been awarded Youth of the Year in the Australian Muslim Achievement Awards . Anne Tiernan is Professor of Politics at Griffith University. A political scientist, with earlier careers in government in the Commonwealth and Queensland, and in teaching and consultancy, Anne is respected for her independent, professional and research-informed analysis and commentary on national politics, public administration and public policy. Anne is author and co-author of five books including: Lessons in Governing: A Profile of Prime Ministers’ Chiefs of Staff; The Gatekeepers: Lessons from Prime Ministers’ Chiefs of Staff; Learning to be a Minister: Heroic Expectations, Practical Realities; Power Without Responsibility: Ministerial Staffers in Australian Governments from Whitlam to Howard; and Caretaker Conventions in Australasia: Minding the Shop for Government. With Julianne Schultz, Anne edited Fixing the System, the most recent edition of Griffith Review, a high-quality quarterly publication delivering insight into the issues that matter most. With a focus on Australia's political and social systems, this edition is reaching a significant audience and receiving widespread media attention and commendation from readers. Professor Tiernan has a strong media profile across print, broadcast and online platforms. She has a weekly segment on 612 ABC Brisbane Weekends and appears on ABC radio and television programs including Radio National, Q&A and The Drum, as well as writing for The Conversation. Come and join us for a great discussion at our latest Conversation ...