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Emma Dawson

Emma Dawson

Honorary Fellow, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne
Emma Dawson is the Executive Director of public policy think tank Per Capita and an Honorary Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Formerly, she was a senior advisor on Digital Inclusion at Telstra, Executive Director of the Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society at the University of Melbourne, and a senior policy advisor in the Rudd and Gillard governments.

Emma has published articles and opinion pieces on a wide range of public policy issues, which have appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the Guardian, The Australian, and a number of online publications. She is a regular panellist on The Drum on ABC TV and various Sky News programs.

Emma holds a BA with First Class Honours from LaTrobe University and an MA with Distinction from Monash. She sits on the board of the Prader-Willi Research Foundation Australia.

Older and poorer: Retirement Income Review can't ignore the changing role of home

Feb 26, 2020 07:34 am UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

The assumption that retired people have minimal housing costs underpins the settings of our retirement incomes system. But the real state of housing for older Australians today makes it critical for the Retirement Incomes...

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Economy

South Korea's kimchi exports reach $159.9 million in 2021 to register trade surplus for first time in 12 years

South Koreas kimchi exports last year reached US$159.9 million, up by 10.7 percent from the previous year, sustaining the increase for the past six years, according to Korea Customs Service. With last years kimchi...

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Politics

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Science

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Technology

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Samsung will likely announce the Galaxy S22 series in a few weeks, so it is not surprising that more details about the Galaxy S22 Ultra have already leaked. And a new report indicates the high-end smartphone model will...
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