Emma Dawson

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Emma Dawson is the Executive Director of Per Capita. 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.

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8 Mar 2019

This is the ninth Per Capita Tax Survey, which has been conducted annually since 2010, with the exception of 2013. The results provide a snapshot of the Australian public’s attitudes towards taxation and public expenditure, and a long-term view of trends in public opinion on...


2 Nov 2018

The submission made by Per Capita, an Australian progressive thinktank, to the Standing Committee on Economics inquiry.


A report commissioned by the Evidence Based Policy Research Project and facilitated by the newDemocracy Foundation
5 Oct 2018

This report addresses the problem that policymaking in Australia is falling short of best practice. Policies are often built 'on the run', as quick reactions to the political issue of the day, designed to capture the interest of the 24-hour news cycle or motivated by...


20 Sep 2018

This report paints a picture of unemployment and employment services in Australia in 2018. It is based on four complementary pieces of research that have been combined to present a full picture of the main employment service in Australia - jobactive.


30 Apr 2018

Per Capita has released its 2018 Tax Survey, now in its eighth year.

We all pay tax, but this is the only comprehensive, regular survey of Australians’ attitudes to taxation and public spending. It provides information about how we’re thinking now, and how our...

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