Steven Schwartz

Using political logic, quarantines, border closures and lockdowns may never end

9 February 2021 2:40 pm

The recent knee-jerk lockdown has sparked more discussion about the ‘value’ of a human life. Yes, it may sound callous to put a price on life; yet we…

Why stop at ending HECS-HELP for failing students? Give the universities some skin in the game

16 August 2020 2:23 pm

Some students have accumulated hundreds of thousands of dollars in student debt without obtaining a qualification. In response, the government…

Coronavirus: advice for the perplexed and bewildered

28 April 2020 11:46 am

Are you bewitched, bothered and bewildered about how to deal with the coronavirus? Be not dismayed; you are not alone.…

Only big government can save us from Roquefort cheese: the 2019 Nanny Award winners unveiled

12 December 2019 11:00 am

The Centre for Independent Studies’ highly uncoveted Nanny Awards (The Nannies) go to the year’s most absurd, ridiculous, and bizarre…

The NAPLAN nervous ninnies

8 March 2018 3:26 pm

NAPLAN results are out and high gain schools are receiving their just recognition. Yet, critics are calling for a review…

Here we go again

8 March 2014 9:00 am

The upcoming senate election in Western Australia shows Paul Keating was right: the upper house is unrepresentative swill