Miriam Lyons

At the time of her speech, Miriam Lyons was the Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Development. Formerly the Policy Coordinator of New Matilda, Miriam has a history of bringing policy ideas to new audiences, as the former director of the Interface Festival of Ideas in Sydney, and the Ideas Program for the Straight out of Brisbane Festival.

Miriam has also worked as a freelance writer and researcher and as a media development consultant in East Timor. She is on the advisory committee of the Centre for Cosmopolitan Civil Societies at UTS. Miriam was a delegate to the 2020 Summit and was profiled in the Thinkers category of The Australian's Emerging Leaders series, as a 'Woman Shaping Australia' in Madison Magazine and as an AFR Boss 2010 'True Leader'. She is an occasional guest on the ABC shows Q&A and The Drum and co-edited the book More Than Luck: Ideas Australia needs now with Mark Davis.

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