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Emma Dawson is executive director at Per Capita.

The economy is working well for some, but not for all
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The economy is working well for some, but not for all

A rise in the cost of goods and services needed to maintain living standards combined with a drop in the price of items bought with disposable income is putting ordinary working families at a disadvantage.

  • by Emma Dawson

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‘It doesn’t add up’: The missing budget ingredient that may thwart a sustained recovery
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‘It doesn’t add up’: The missing budget ingredient that may thwart a sustained recovery

With international borders closed, consumer spending will be driven by incomes. And both the federal and Victorian budgets have failed to tackle this adequately.

  • by Emma Dawson
The state of gender equity in Australia is shameful
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The state of gender equity in Australia is shameful

New global data clearly show that Australian women are at a significant and entrenched disadvantage compared to men, and that disadvantage is increasing year on year.

  • by Emma Dawson
Unemployment doesn’t just happen to ‘other people’. It can happen to you
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Unemployment doesn’t just happen to ‘other people’. It can happen to you

Anecdotal claims that employers are finding it hard to fill minimum wage jobs because people are ‘better off’ on JobSeeker are not supported by the evidence.

  • by Emma Dawson
Federal budget short-changes Victoria
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Federal budget short-changes Victoria

Nothing much in Josh Frydenberg’s federal budget was aimed at addressing the structural challenges that lie ahead for the Victorian economy

  • by Emma Dawson