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Emma Dawson

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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Discussion paper

PostBank: filling a void, securing essential services

This discussion paper makes the case for the creation of a public bank in Australia by providing Australia Post with an Authorised Deposit-taking Institution (ADI) licence, and moving in time to establishing 'PostBank' as a full national savings and loan bank.
Discussion paper

The future of Australia Post

As with all postal services, Australia Post’s revenues have been under pressure since the advent and wide adoption of digital communications. While offset by the rise in parcel delivery through online shopping, and effective innovations to its products and services over the last decade, Australia...
Report

It's our ABC

This report looks at the accumulated impact of recent federal government funding decisions, and uncovers details of a virtually unprecedented attack on the operational capability of Australia’s national broadcaster.
Discussion paper

Some facts about debt

This paper outlines some facts about debt that address the myths that have been circulated, for far too long, about the nature of our economy and its capacity to support a high standard of living for every Australian.
Briefing paper

Home for good: improving the private rental market for older Australians

This policy brief, the second in a series looking at housing options for an ageing population, explores and proposes new and innovative pathways for housing, including private rental housing.