Conformity is the enemy of everything Australia is and needs to be in the twenty-first century, writes Emma Dawson. We need to look anew at cultural diversity through the lens of social cohesion.
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In this draft discussion paper Emma Dawson and Miriam Lyons outline the basic principles that should underpin our public broadcasting policy, and suggest some ways to better equip the ABC and SBS to meet the needs of Australian citizens.
The Centre for Policy Development is developing a series of discussion papers on media policy reform. In this introduction former Centre for Policy Development fellow Emma Dawson and current CPD Director Miriam Lyons argue that the failure to reinvent Australia’s… more
Emma Dawson asks what it would take to ensure that our ABC remains in the service of the Australian public, rather than the Government.
Emma Dawson introduces a special edition on media policy
Submission to the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) In response to MEETING THE DIGITAL CHALLENGE Reforming Australia’s media in the digital age DISCUSSION PAPER ON MEDIA REFORM OPTIONS By Emma Dawson Media Policy Coordinator New Matilda… more
The New Matilda Media Convenor Emma Dawson responded to Meeting the digital challenge, Minister Helen Coonan’s discussion paper on media reform, in a submission to the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts last week. The submission presents the… more
Emma Dawson considers the recent attacks on the ABC and what they might mean for the future of the public broadcaster. Dawson believes that the Minister’s adoption of ‘national’ rather than ‘public’ broadcaster reflects an attempt to distance the Government… more
To coincide with the announcement of proposals for changes to Australian media ownership laws the Centre for Policy Development Media Convenor Emma Dawson has prepared a timeline of media ownership in Australia from 1991-2006. Please send any suggested additions to… more