Steven Schwartz

Eliminating the F-word

23 September 2023 9:00 am

No more failure?

Roll up, roll up for the 2020 Nanny State Awards – bigger and brassier than ever

22 December 2020 5:00 am

It’s never been difficult to find worthy contenders for the highly coveted Nanny State awards. But this year took nanny-stating…

Sausage sizzle saboteurs shamed at the 2018 Nanny Awards

14 December 2018 12:25 pm

We’re facing a global paternalistic tide, and nothing is out of bounds.  France has banned free re-fills of sugary drinks,…

When will they ever learn?

17 February 2018 9:00 am

One January morning in 1800, a mysterious being emerged from the woods near Aveyron in France. The size of a…

Presenting… The 2017 Nanny Awards

13 December 2017 5:51 pm

The Nannies, as we call the annual Centre for Independent Studies awards, go to the government’s most absurd attempts to…

Presenting… The 2016 Nannies

7 December 2016 3:18 pm

Animal rights group People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was the winner of the 2016 Nanny State Awards, for…

Naplan obesity tests? A fat lot of good that will do

10 October 2016 4:43 pm

NAPLAN FAT TESTS—Students as young as nine would [sic] take fitness exams so schools across the country can be ranked…