About the author
Dr Peter Wilkins is an adjunct professor at Curtin University with the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy and Senior Research Fellow in the Curtin Not-for-profit Initiative. He served as Western Australia’s deputy ombudsman from 2008 to 2012, and prior to this had been WA assistant auditor-general - performance review. Professor John Phillimore is the executive director of the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy at Curtin University. He has 30 years' experience working in universities and as a senior adviser to government ministers in Western Australia. Professor David Gilchrist is director of Curtin University's Curtin Not-for-profit Initiative. He is an accountant and an historian with over 20 years' experience in the not-for-profit and charitable sector in Australia and the United Kingdom. He was a previous assistant auditor-general at the Office of the Auditor General between 2008 and 2011.