In this Know your Rights series 3 - Anti-Poverty week , our host Dan Cox, Broadcast Journalist with the ABC based in Newcastle Australia, will be speaking with three eminent Australians regarding Poverty in Australia, and what actions we can take to reduce poverty in our society and communities. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Elder Laurie Perry will provide some insights regarding how First Nations peoples are experiencing Poverty; Emma Dawson will expand our understanding of gendered poverty; and Father Rod Bower will walk with us along roads to reducing poverty and building connection.
In this episode we speak with Emma Dawson.
Emma 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 has published reports, articles and opinion pieces on a wide range of public policy issues. She is a regular contributor to the Guardian Australia and The Australian Financial Review, is a frequent guest on various ABC radio programs nationally, and an occasional panellist on The Drum on ABC TV. She appears regularly as an expert witness before parliamentary inquiries and often speaks at public events and conferences in Australia and internationally.
Emma is the co-author of Per Capita’s landmark report Measure for Measure: Gender Equality in Australia, and co-editor, with Professor Janet McCalman, of the upcoming collection of essays What happens next? Reconstructing Australia after COVID-19, to be published by Melbourne University Press in September 2020.
This is a Newcastle Libraries REAL production.