For decades, social researchers have been debating and dissecting what it means to be Australian. In this fascinating session, two of our best social spies come together to pool their findings on what makes us tick. Guest curator Rebecca Huntley has traversed the continent for her enthralling book on Australian attitudes Still Lucky. For three decades, bestselling author George Megalogenis (Australia’s Second Chance) has been using history, politics, culture and economics to build compelling theses about Australia and where it stands in the world. Rebecca and George discuss what’s changed about us, and what’s stayed the same.  

 Curated by Rebecca Huntley.

Rebecca Huntley (Australian)

Rebecca Huntley

Rebecca Huntley is a writer, broadcaster and social researcher. She writes for ABC Life and presents The History Listen on Radio National. She is the author of numerous books. She is an adjunct senior lecturer at the School of Social Sciences at The University of New South Wales and is on the board of The Whitlam Institute.

George Megalogenis (Australian)

George Megalogenis

George Megalogenis is an author and journalist with more than three decades' experience in the media. 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 his ABC documentary series Making Australia Great. George is also the author of Australia’s Second Chance, Balancing Act – Australia Between Recession and Renewal, The Longest Decade and Faultlines. His latest book is The Football Solution.