with Emma Dawson, Richard Denniss and Gideon Haigh / Chaired by Sharon Davis
What Happens Next? details
What Happens Next? pictures
What Happens Next? description
Even before we emerged blinking from Iso and the year that was 2020, we started to ask, “What Happens Next?”. Executive Director of Per Capita Emma Dawson coedited an anthology with this title, exploring how we can ensure we learn the right lessons from the COVID crisis. She is joined by Chief Economist of the Australia Institute Richard Denniss and Gideon Haigh, whose book, The Momentous, Uneventful Day: a Requiem for the Office looks at the implications 2020’s flight from the office has had on our working lives.
Supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund
Event additional information
Emma Dawson is the Executive Director of Per Capita. She has been a senior policy advisor in the commercial and university sector, as well as to the Rudd and Gillard governments. Emma has published articles on public policy and social affairs in academic journals and the mainstream press, and is a regular panellist on The Drum on ABC TV. She is a graduate of LaTrobe and Monash universities, and an Honorary Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
Richard Denniss is Chief Economist at the Australia Institute. He writes regularly for publications including The Monthly, The Canberra Times and Australian Financial Review. His books include Curing Affluenza, Econobabble and (as co-author) Affluenza.
Gideon Haigh has been a journalist since 1984, and The Momentous, Uneventful Day is his fortieth book. His The Office: A Hardworking History won the 2013 Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.
Sharon Davis is a four-time Walkley award winning journalist, documentary producer and podcaster whose body of work in radio, television and print spans more than 25 years. She is a journalism trainer and mentor and is currently working on a four-part documentary television series.