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Steven Schwartz

Senior Fellow

Professor Steven Schwartz is a Senior Fellow at the CIS. He will be writing about higher education, freedom of speech and other issues. Steven has just completed his term as the Vice-Chancellor of Macquarie University. He has also served as Vice-Chancellor of Brunel University in London and of Murdoch University in Perth.

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Publications by Author

  1. Budget 2014-15: Fiscal responsibility or savage cuts?

    Alexander Philipatos, Benjamin Herscovitch, Helen Andrews, Jennifer Buckingham, Matthew Taylor, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Stephen Kirchner, Steven Schwartz, Trisha Jha | 16 May 2014 | Special Publications

    The CIS analyses the Abbott government’s crucial first budget, including significant changes in the key policy areas of... Read More...

  2. FEATURE: The Future of Higher Education: Faster, Cheaper, Better

    Steven Schwartz | 01 Jul 2013 | POLICY Magazine

    The Internet bullet train has left the station. Australian universities need to get on board before it runs over them.

  3. BOOK REVIEW: For the Common Good: Principles of American Academic Freedom

    Steven Schwartz | 12 Dec 2009 | POLICY Magazine

    For the Common Good: Principles of American Academic Freedom by Matthew W. Finkin and Robert C. Post (Yale University Press,... Read More...

  4. FEATURE: Medical Training: First Farce then Tragedy

    Steven Schwartz | 03 Mar 2009 | POLICY Magazine

    We need to find a way to allow market signals, rather than central planning, to determine how many doctors we need.

  5. FEATURE: The Trouble With University Compacts

    Steven Schwartz | 04 Jun 2008 | POLICY Magazine

    Universities need competition, not central planning.

  6. FEATURE: Is Life-long Learning Worth the Effort?

    Steven Schwartz | 03 Mar 2005 | POLICY Magazine

    Beware of further study mature workers.

  7. COMMENT: Australia's Universities: Last of the Great Socialist Enterprises

    Steven Schwartz | 03 Mar 2000 | POLICY Magazine

    Higher education is confronting changes that amount to nothing short of revolution. How the Australian higher education system... Read More...

  8. Book Review: States of Health: Health and Illness in Australia

    Steven Schwartz | 09 Sep 1999 | POLICY Magazine

    States of Health: Health and Illness in Australia (3rd Ed.) by Janet George and Alan Davis (Longman, 1998.)

  9. BOOK REVIEW: Economics and Australian Health Policy

    Steven Schwartz | 09 Sep 1999 | POLICY Magazine

    Economics and Australian Health Policy edited by Gavin Mooney and Richard Scotton (Allen & Unwin, 1998.)

  10. FEATURE: Saving Australia's Health Care System: Nostrums or Cures?

    Steven Schwartz | 03 Mar 1999 | POLICY Magazine

    How to bring the market back into health care.

Opinion & Commentary by Author

  1. The Magic Pudding

    Steven Schwartz | 30 Aug 2013 | ON LINE Opinion

    Giving Holden a handout is like putting bandaids on a corpse.

  2. NBN lift is more hope than reality

    Steven Schwartz | 08 Aug 2013 | The Australian Financial Review

    There is no evidence that spending billions of dollars on the NBN will increase our economic productivity.

  3. Youth disgust weakens democracy

    Steven Schwartz | 08 Jul 2013 | The Australian Financial Review

    Political parties have become self-serving cliques whose methods, motives and messages have not changed since their grandfathers... Read More

  4. Degrees lose their cachet

    Steven Schwartz | 07 Jan 2013 | Australian Financial Review

    Higher education is not a useful ticket for employment.

  5. Fairness is not equality

    Steven Schwartz | 26 Nov 2012 | Australian Financial Review

    Income equality is not achievable, it is not desirable and it is not fair.

  6. The Asian Century: Gillard’s Tardis idea

    Steven Schwartz | 31 Oct 2012 | Australian Financial Review

    Julia Gillard now has the Asian Century – a story she can embellish all the way to election day.

  7. Parliamentarians take note: it’s time to grow up

    Steven Schwartz | 15 Oct 2012 | Australian Financial Review

    The time has come for Parliament to get serious and stop wasting precious time.

  8. University standards under stress

    Steven Schwartz | 24 Sep 2012 | Australian Financial Review

    With a declining number of international students studying in our universities, universities must ensure that students are... Read More

  9. Spending More on Healthcare is Good For You

    Steven Schwartz | 19 Oct 2000 | The Australian

    Australian health care spending has increased in real terms every year since Medicare was introduced. Rationing, exemplified... Read More

Ideas@TheCentre by Author