James Button is a regular narrator for the publication the ‘Narrative’, the key output from the Scanlon Foundation Institute for Applied Social Cohesion Research. His extensive knowledge in the area of migration, multiculturalism and diversity has been essential in ensuring the communication of complex concepts has been well received.
James was a journalist at The Age for 20 years, including three years as Europe correspondent, and roles as deputy editor, opinion editor and senior writer. He has won three Walkley Awards for feature writing. In 2009 he was a speechwriter for former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and for the Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Terry Moran.