Emma Dawson

Emma Dawson is Executive Director of public policy think tank Per Capita. She has worked as a researcher at Monash University and the University of Melbourne; in policy and public affairs for SBS and Telstra; and as a senior policy adviser in the Rudd and Gillard Governments. Emma is a regular contributor to Guardian Australia and The Australian Financial Review and a frequent guest on ABC radio programs nationally. Emma is the co-author of Per Capita’s report "Measure for Measure: Gender Equality in Australia", and co-editor of the collection of essays "What happens next? Reconstructing Australia after COVID-19", published by Melbourne University Press.

Emma Dawson is Executive Director of public policy think tank Per Capita. She has worked as a researcher at Monash University and the University of Melbourne; in policy and public affairs for SBS and Telstra; and as a senior policy adviser in the Rudd and Gillard Governments. Emma is a regular contributor to Guardian Australia and The Australian Financial Review and a frequent guest on ABC radio programs nationally. Emma is the co-author of Per Capita’s report "Measure for Measure: Gender Equality in Australia", and co-editor of the collection of essays "What happens next? Reconstructing Australia after COVID-19", published by Melbourne University Press.


Gender equality in Australia deteriorates again, rapidly, yet the rage for change remains undaunted

Australia has plunged down the global rankings on to gender equality. Some 300,000 older live in poverty. Emma Dawson writes...

JobSeeker Hypocrisy: ‘rule of law’ for Porter but not for those below poverty line

Eight people are competing for every available job yet the Morrison Government continues to blame people themselves for being unemployed,...

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