Stephen Dawson – CV

Years Employer Duties
1973-1977 Woolworths Limited, Woden Store, ACT Part-time shop assistant
1976-1977 Weston Hardware Shop assistant
1978-1979 Woolworths Limited, Belconnen Store, ACT Head Grocer: sub-management of grocery section
1979-1982 ACT/Australian Federal Police, General duties General uniformed policing duties in the ACT
1982-1983 Australian Federal Police, VIP Protection Personal protection of the diplomatic representatives to Australia of the Republic of Turkey
1983-1984 Australian Federal Police, ACT Fraud Squad Investigation of ACT and Commonwealth fraud offences
1984 Australian Federal Police, National Criminal Investigation Branch Investigation of major Commonwealth fraud
1984-1985 Commonwealth Department of Health, Surveillance and Investigations Division Central task force investigations of major Medicare and Commonwealth Medical Benefits fraud
1985 Health Insurance Commission, Audit and Investigations Division Investigations of Medicare and Medibank Private fraud in the ACT
1985-1986 Health Insurance Commission, Audit and Investigations Division Adjudication of Medicare fraud briefs of evidence against medical practitioners
1986 Health Insurance Commission, Australia Card Division Manager of Data Security Section — charged with development of security safeguards for Australia Card data
1986-1987 Health Insurance Commission, Audit and Investigations Division Investigations systems support — liaison between Investigations and Systems Division for the development of suitable investigations computer systems
1987-1990 Health Insurance Commission, Health Benefits Division Manager of Legislation and Data Control Section — dealing with privacy and associated policy and providing legislative support for the Division
1990-1996 Health Insurance Commission, Government Programs Divisions Manager of Pharmaceutical Benefits Policy and Liaison Section — develop national policy for the administration of the program (as of 1995/96, a $2 billion p.a. subsidy scheme)
1992-1996 Self Occasional freelance writer — computer software reviews and “how to do it” articles, stories, satire
1996- Self Full time freelance writer — as above, plus mostly writing on home entertainment and technology

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