Joan Staples


Our lost history of climate change

Twenty years ago federal cabinet began dealing with climate change, writes Joan Staples, but the momentum had been lost by the time Labor left office.

NGOs out in the cold: the Howard government policy towards NGOs

Joan Staples argues that the federal government’s policies towards non-government organisations are undermining the democratic process. She writes that the government has been inspired by public choice perspectives in its attempts to limit the advocacy role of NGOs.