with George Megalogenis / chaired by Sophie Cunningham
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In 2019, 28,926 young South Australians left Adelaide in search of adventure and work, one third of them heading to Victoria. What are the implications of this steady exodus of our young people? George Megalogenis warns that Adelaide is at risk of entering the “grey zone”, when people aged 65 and over outnumber children under the age of 15, and that we are also losing our share of migrants to the nation’s fastest growing city, Melbourne. What can Adelaide do to ensure it catches the new wave of migration from China and India, and maintains a vibrancy and amenity that retains our young?
Jung Chang will no longer be appearing at Writers’ Week due to ill health.
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Sophie Cunningham AM is the author of five books, most recently City of Trees: Essays on Life, Death and the Need for a Forest. She is a former publisher and editor, was a co-founder of the Stella Prize and is now an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University’s Non/fiction Lab.
George Megalogenis is an award-winning author and journalist with three decades' experience in the media. His most recent book is The Football Solution, a paean to his beloved Richmond Football Club.