AFA5: watch interviews with Santilla Chingaipe, George Megalogenis, Christos Tsiolkas and David Walker

Australian Identity in a Changing Landscape panel discussion


Award-winning journalist and filmmaker Santilla Chingaipe discusses the importance of improving Australia’s inclusion of diverse cultural and ethnic identities.



George Megalogenis discusses the differences between Labor and the Coalition’s foreign policies.



David Walker discuss Australia’s long-running debate about engagement with Asia.



Christos Tsiolkas on Francis Fukuyama’s Identity. 

This fifth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examined Australia’s struggle to define its identity and place in Asia as it balances its historic ties to the West with its geography.

The interviews were filmed at an AFA and Readings Carlton panel that aimed to expand the way people think about Australia and its place in the world – a necessary conversation about Australia’s past, present and future.

Santilla Chingaipe is a journalist who has reported on Africa and Australia’s African communities.
George Megalogenis is a journalist, political commentator and author.
Christos Tsiolkas is a novelist, playwright and essayist.
David Walker is a historian and emeritus professor at Deakin University whose latest book is Stranded Nation: White Australia in an Asian Region.
Alice Pung is an award-winning writer, editor, teacher and lawyer. Her most recent book is Close to Home.