Joo-Cheong Tham


What’s climate got to do with electoral reform? More than you might think

Effective political finance regulation has multiple dividends - it promotes political equality, curbs corruption and enables climate action, writes Joo-Cheong Tham.
Working paper

The climate crisis and democracy: from democratic debilitation to innovation

The climate crisis is also a crisis for democracy, however, it is possible to renew and re-imagine democracy to achieve a more effective response to the climate crisis.
Working paper

How does digital campaigning affect the problems of political finance?

This paper deals with the intersection between three sets of challenges that constitute existential threats to democracies across the world. The first is money in politics which not only poses the danger of ‘policy capture’ but also, in worse scenarios, state capture by monied interests.

It depends on what you mean by "political donations"

Much-anticipated changes to Victoria’s political finance laws favour the big parties and fall short of full transparency.

Taking a taxi ride to an inhospitable workplace

Despite the publicity given to their plight, international students are still highly disadvantaged in the workforce.