Dr Christopher Sheil

Visiting Fellow
BA (Hons) UNSW, PhD Wollongong
School of Humanities & Languages

Contact

0419 436 052
Room 309B, Morven Brown
Fields: Social Policy, Political Economy, History of Philosophy and History of Ideas, Globalisation and Culture, Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History), Business and Labour History, Australian Government and Politics
Tags: Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology

Research

Christopher Sheil, BA (Hons), PhD, is a social historian whose principal interest is in the history of labour in society. He is also the President of the Evatt Foundation (affiliated with the University of Sydney), Adjunct Professor in social policy at Boston University (Sydney Academic Centre), and a former member of the Senior Executive Service within the NSW Cabinet Office. He has been a senior policy official under six governments (four Labor and two Liberal-National), has served on over 60 national and state government social and economic policy committees (including a dozen cabinet committees), and is the author or editor of over 200 academic and government publications. A member of the Australian Society of Authors, he was a monthly columnist for the Australian Financial Review from 2001 to 2003 and his main books are: (ed.) Globalisation: Australian Impacts (UNSW Press: 2001); Water’s Fall: Running the Risks with Economic Rationalism (Pluto Press: 2000) (short-listed for the 2001 NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Literary or Cultural Criticism); War on the Wharves: A Cartoon History (Pluto Press: 1998); and (ed.) Turning Point: The State of Australia (Allen & Unwin: 1997). His current research is focused on (1) maritime labour and (2) economic inequality.  .

 

Publications

    Books

    • Sheil C, (ed.), 2001, Globalisation: Australian impacts, Original, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney
    • Sheil C, 2000, Water`s fall: running the risks with economic rationalism, Original, Pluto Press, Sydney
    • Sheil C, 1998, War on the Wharves: A Cartoon History, Pluto Press, Annandale
    • Sheil C, (ed.), 1997, Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards

    Book Chapters

    • Sheil C, 2017, 'Childs, Bruce Kenneth (1934 -)', in Browne G; Walsh K; Bateman J; Gupta H (ed.), The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, Volume 4, 1983-2002, Department of the Senate, Canberra, pp. 66 - 70
    • Sheil C, 2008, 'Introduction in The State of Industrial Relations', in The State of Industrial Relations, edn. 5, Evatt Foundation, Sydney NSW, pp. 9 - 18
    • Sheil C, 2003, 'Privatisation, politics and public-private partnerships', in Howard D; Ewer P (ed.), Visions for Victoria, edn. First, Vulgar Press, Carlton North, pp. 67 - 85
    • Sheil C, 2001, 'Globalisation is ... globalisation: introduction', in Sheil C (ed.), Globalisation: Australian impacts, edn. Original, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, pp. 1 - 18
    • Sheil C, 2001, 'Global vision: conclusion', in Christopher Sheil (ed.), Globalisation: Australian impacts, edn. Original, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, pp. 282 - 297
    • Sheil C, 1997, 'Conclusion', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 281 - 291
    • Sheil C, 1997, 'Statehood or falsehood: the state of the Northern Territory', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 273 - 280
    • Sheil C, 1997, 'The absent centre: the state of the Australian Capital Territory', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 267 - 272
    • Sheil C, 1997, 'Endgame: the state of Tasmania', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 259 - 266
    • Sheil C, 1997, 'The big pong: the state of South Australia', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 253 - 258
    • Sheil C, 1997, 'One party one state: the state of Western Australia', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 243 - 252
    • Sheil C, 1997, 'Professional retreat: the state of Queensland', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 229 - 242
    • Sheil C, 1997, 'An Un-Australian episode: the state of Victoria', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The state of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 209 - 228
    • Sheil C, 1997, 'First one back: the state of New South Wales', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen& Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 183 - 208
    • Sheil C, 1997, 'Smaller citizens: the state of Australia's public sector', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 97 - 118
    • Sheil C, 1997, 'Introduction', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 1 - 11
    • Sheil C, 1988, 'A Trade Union', in Locating Australia's Past A Practical Guide to Writing Local History, International Specialized Book Service Incorporated, pp. 178 - 188

    Journal articles

    • Sheil C, 2017, 'China vs. the United State: Developments in the study of inequality', Evatt Journal, vol. 16, http://evatt.org.au/news/china-vs-united-states.html
    • Sheil C, 2017, 'The Productivity Commission and the waterfront dispute: a cautionary tale', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol. 79, pp. 39 - 64
    • Sheil C, 2015, 'Managerialism?', Australian Universities' Review, vol. 57, pp. 89 - 90
    • Sheil C, 2015, 'Piketty's political economy: review article', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol. 74, pp. 19 - 37
    • Sheil C, 2014, 'Redressing inequality 125 years ago: the Great London Dock Strike', Evatt Journal, vol. 13, http://evatt.org.au/papers/redressing-inequality-%E2%80%94-125-years-ago.html
    • Sheil C, 2014, 'Behind the chaste veil: inequality in Australia post-Piketty', Evatt Journal, vol. 13, http://evatt.org.au/papers/behind-chaste-veil.html
    • Sheil C, 2008, 'The Doc, the UN and the UDHR: Reflections on the 60th Anniversary', Evatt Journal, vol. 8, http://evatt.org.au/papers/doc-un-udhr.html
    • Sheil C, 2008, 'Lockout and Bastard Boys', Labour History: a journal of labour and social history, pp. 205 - 208
    • Sheil C, 2007, 'Trade unionism, individual contracts and the MUA's doppelgänger', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol. 59, pp. 95 - 117
    • Sheil C, 2006, 'The ghost in the machine? Imagining Gramsci's Keynes', Evatt Journal, vol. 6, http://evatt.org.au/papers/ghost-machine.html
    • Sheil C, 2006, 'Analysis and commentary', The State of the States 2006, pp. 15 - 45
    • Sheil C, 2005, 'Analysis and commentary', The State of the States 2005, pp. 17 - 33
    • Sheil C, 2005, 'Introduction', The State of the States 2005, vol. 1, pp. 10 - 12
    • Sheil C, 2004, 'Frank Tobias Higbie, Indispensable outcasts: Hobbo Workers and Community in the American Midwest, 1880-1930', Labour History: a journal of labour and social history, pp. 276 - 278
    • Sheil C, 2004, ''An incomplete hypothesis': Deregulation of water and sewerage in Australia', Utilities Policy, vol. 12, pp. 153 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2004.04.001
    • Sheil C, 2003, 'Privatisation: A review of the Australian experience', Urban Policy and Research, pp. 302 - 304
    • Sheil C, 2002, 'Changing Track: A new political economic direction for Australia', Urban Policy and Research, pp. 314 - 315
    • Sheil C, 2001, 'What do we expect of government? Technocracy or democracy', Evatt Journal, vol. 1, http://evatt.org.au/papers/what-do-we-expect-government.html
    • Sheil C, 2000, 'Running the risks: the rationalisation of Australia`s water', Australian Journal of Public Administration, pp. 11 - 21
    • Sheil C, 2000, 'Problems and possibilities with third ways: some historical reflections', Southern Review: Essays in New Humanities, pp. 165 - 177
    • Sheil C, 1991, 'State of Siege: Renewal or privatisation for Australian State public services', Journal of Industrial Relations, pp. 164 - 168
    • Sheil C, 1991, 'The origins of unions: Some miscellaneous Sydney workers in 1910', Journal of Industrial Relations, pp. 295 - 308

    Reports

    • Sheil C;Stilwell F, 2016, The Wealth of the Nation: Current Data on the Distribution of Wealth in Australia, Evatt Foundation, Sydney, NSW
    • Sheil C;Lawrence C;Quiggin J;Stilwell F, 2013, Q&A on Productivity, Evatt Foundation, Sydney, NSW

    Edited Books

    • 2009, The Tolpuddle Martyrs: Injustice within the law, by Herbert Vere Evatt with an introduction by Geoffrey Robertson, Sydney University Press, Sydney, NSW
    • 2008, Moving in the Open Daylight; Doc Evatt, an Australian at the United Nations, by Ashley Hogan with a foreword by Michael Kirby., Sydney University Press, Sydney, NSW

Professional contribution

MAJOR COMMITTEES

Current and recent

  • President, Executive Committee, Evatt Foundation, 2006–present.
  • Member, Executive Committee, Catalyst Australia, 2008–10.
  • Member, Executive Committee, Evatt Foundation, 2002–06.
  • Chair, Steering Committee, State of Australia Project, Evatt Foundation, 1998-2000.
  • Member, NSW Election Strategy Steering Committee, NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS), 1998–99.
  • Member, NSW Electricity Anti-Privatisation Steering Committee, NSW ALP, 1997–98.
  • Chair, Steering Committee, State of Australia Project 1997, Evatt Foundation, 1996–97.

Cabinet committees

  • Secretary, Cabinet Committee on Social Justice, Government of New South Wales, 1995–96.
  • Secretary, Cabinet Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Government of New South Wales, 1995–96.
  • Secretary, Cabinet Sub-Committee on Family Policy, Government of New South Wales, 1994-95.
  • Member, Cabinet Agenda Committee, Cabinet Office, Government of New South Wales, 1994–96.
  • Secretary, Cabinet Ad Hoc Committee on Disability, Government of New South Wales, 1992–95.
  • Executive Officer, Microeconomic Reform Cabinet Committee, Government of Western Australia, 1990–91.
  • Principal Adviser, Cabinet Sub-Committee on Sydney’s Airport Needs, Government of New South Wales, 1988–90.
  • Member, Western Australian Government Delegation to the Premiers’ and Chief Ministers’ Conference, Adelaide, 1991.
  • Member, Western Australian Government Delegation to the Special Premiers’ Conference, Sydney, 1991.
  • Member, National Communiqué Group, Special Premiers’ Conference, Sydney, 1991.
  • Member, National Steering Committee, Special Premiers’ Conferences, 1990–91.
  • Member, Western Australian Government Delegation to the Special Premiers’ Conference, Brisbane, 1990.

National policy committees

  • Member, Working Group on Health and Community Services, Council of Australian Governments Committee, 1994–96.
  • Delegate, Australian Health and Community Services Ministerial Council, Extraordinary Meeting, Sydney, 18 May 1996.
  • Chair, National Sub-Group on Performance Monitoring in Health and Community Services, Council of Australian Governments Committee, 1995.
  • New South Wales Representative, Senior Officials Meetings, Council of Australian Governments (peak) Committee, 1994–95.
  • Member, National Working Group on Child Care, Council of Australian Governments Committee, 1994–96.
  • Delegate, Australian Health and Community Services Ministerial Council, Extraordinary Meeting, Sydney, 21 June 1994.
  • NSW Representative, Australian Health and Community Services Chief Executive Officers, Extraordinary Meeting, Melbourne, 6 June 1994.
  • Member, Commonwealth–State Working Group on National Objectives in Community Services, Commonwealth–State Ministers for Community Services Committee, 1994.
  • Member, Working Group on Microeconomic Reform and National Competition Policy, Council of Australian Governments Committee, 1993–94.
  • Member, Commonwealth–State Working Group on Reform of Child Care, Special Premiers’ Conference Committee, 1993–94.
  • NSW Leader, States and Territories Industry Commission Workshop, Industry Commission, Canberra, 1–2 December 1993.
  • Member, Commonwealth–State National Competition Policy Committee, Special Premiers’ Conference Committee, 1991.
  • Member, National Sub-Group on Transport Tied Grants, Special Premiers’ Conference Committee, 1991.
  • Member, Commonwealth–State Overarching Working Group on Land Transport, Special Premiers’ Conference Committee, 1990–91.
  • Member, Commonwealth–State Committee on Regulatory Reform, Special Premiers’ Conference Committee, 1990–91.
  • Member, Commonwealth–State Working Party on Duplication of Services, Special Premiers’ Conference Committee, 1990.
  • Member, Commonwealth–State Working Party on Regulatory Reform, Special Premiers’ Conference Committee, 1990.

State social policy committees

  • Secretary, NSW Social Justice Reference Group (peak community advisory committee), Government of New South Wales, 1996.
  • Chair, Social Policy and Intergovernmental Relations Policy Conference, The Cabinet Office, Government of New South Wales, 1996.
  • Member, Central Agency Committee on Women’s Policy, Government of New South Wales, 1996.
  • Member, Ethnic Affairs Review Steering Committee, NSW Premier’s Department, 1995–96.
  • Member, Steering Committee on Housing Reform, NSW Ministry for Urban Affairs and  Planning, 1995–96.
  • Member, Social Policy Chief Executive Officers’ Committee, The Cabinet Office, Government of New South Wales, 1994–96.
  • Member, Children’s Services Working Party, NSW Department of Community Services, 1994–95.
  • Member, Department of Community Services Management Review Steering Committee, NSW Department of Community Services, 1993–95.
  • Member, Home and Community Care Steering Committee, NSW Premier’s Department–Department of Community Services, 1993–95.
  • Member, Interdepartmental Committee on International Year of the Family, NSW Social Policy Directorate, 1993–94.
  • Member, Building Services (‘Dodd Report’), Implementation Task Force, NSW Premier’s Department, 1993.
  • Member, Housing Reform (‘Mant Report’), Implementation Task Force, NSW Minister for Housing, 1993.
  • Member, Human Services and Urban Consolidation Steering Committee, NSW Department of Planning, 1993.
  • Member, Interdepartmental Committee on Disability, NSW Social Policy Directorate, 1992–95.

State economic policy committees

  • Member, Building Services Corporation Insurance Steering Committee (public and private sectors), NSW Building Services Corporation, 1994–95.
  • Member, Red Tape Steering Committee, The Cabinet Office, Government of New South Wales, 1993–94.
  • Member, Infrastructure Task Force (public and private sectors), Government of Western Australia, 1991.
  • Chair, Interdepartmental Committee on Competition Policy, Department of the  Cabinet, Ministry of Premier and Cabinet, Government of Western Australia, 1991.
  • Member, Standing Committee on Microeconomic Reform, Government of Western Australia, 1991.
  • Member, Corporatisation Steering Committee, Government of Western Australia, 1991.
  • Member, National Rail Corporation State Steering Committee, Government of Western Australia, 1990–91.
  • Member, Task Force on Road Funding (private and public sectors), Government of Western Australia, 1990–91.
  • Member, International Investment Inquiry Committee, NSW Department of State Development, 1989–90.
  • Member, Steering Committee on Airport Development, Government of New South Wales, 1989–90.
  • Leader, NSW Representatives, Commonwealth–State Co-ordination Meetings on Airport Development, Commonwealth and NSW Governments, 1989–90.
  • Chair, Interdepartmental Badgerys Creek Airport Project Team, NSW Department of State Development, 1989–90.
  • Chair, Interdepartmental Sydney Airport Project Team, NSW Department of State Development, 1989–90.
  • Member, Joint Commonwealth–NSW Government Task Force on the Airport Needs of the Sydney Basin, Commonwealth and NSW Governments, 1988.
  • Departmental Representative, NSW State Development Council (peak economic policy committee, chaired by the Premier), New South Wales Government, 1987–88.
  • Secretary, Marketing and Economics Committee (private and public sectors), Australian Macadamia Society, 1987–88.
  • Secretary, New South Wales Goat Industry Development Council (private and public sectors), NSW Department of Agriculture, 1987–88.

Select other state government policy committees

  • Member, Interdepartmental Population Forecasting Committee, Department of the Cabinet, Ministry of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of Western Australia, 1990–91.
  • Chair, Interdepartmental Committee on Blue and White Collar Working Conditions, Department of the Cabinet, Ministry of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of Western Australia, 1990.
  • Member, Interdepartmental Committee on the Introduction of Freedom of Information Legislation, Department of the Cabinet, Ministry of Premier and Cabinet, Western Australian, 1990.
  • Member, Working Party on the Amalgamation of State Animal and Plant Quarantine Services, NSW Department of Agriculture, 1981.
  • Executive Officer, Regionalisation Working Party, NSW Department of Agriculture, 1980–81.
  • Executive Officer, Cattle Tick Review Committee, NSW Department of Agriculture, 1980.
  • Member, Working Party on Administrative Policy and Industrial Relations Trainees, NSW Public Service Board, 1980.

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Other information

Publications in other journals & magazines

  • 'Vale Bill Leak: Don't remember him as just a reactionary cultural warrior', ABC News Online, 18 March 2017.
  • 'Engaging with the IMF on inequality', Progress in Political Economy,10 March 2017 (co-author with Frank Stilwell).
  • 'The IMF is showing some hypocrisy on inequality', The Conversation, 13 February 2017 (co-author with Frank Stilwell), republished by the Huffington Post and many other outlets.
  • 'Is Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century really the most unread bestseller?', The Conversation, 26 October 2016.
  • ‘Land of the “fair go” no more’: wealth in Australia is becoming more unequal’, The Conversation, 9 August 2016 (co-author with Frank Stilwell); republished on ABC News Online and numerous other outlets.
  • ‘What was it like? Tom Uren and Richard Flanagan on the Burma-Thailand railway’, Evatt Journal, 14 (2), 2015.
  • ‘Abbott, Piketty and the Spirit of the Times’, JAPE Blogspot, Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney, June 17, 2014.
  • ‘Piketty inequality tome could spark left’, Challenge, Winter, 2014.
  • ‘Problems of privatisation: the case of water’, Good Government: A Journal of Political, Social and Economic Comment, August 2005, pp. 4-8.
  • ‘In the era of perpetual war: Globalisation revisited’, Evatt Journal, 5 (3), 2005.
  • ‘Blog fast, die young’, Famous Reporter, 30, 2004, pp. 90-97.
  • ‘Before 2004 enters political mythology’, Uniken (‘Last Word’), UNSW Magazine, November 2004.
  • ‘Partnerships, politics and the English language’, Dissent, 11, 2003, pp. 46-49.
  • ‘The trouble with PPPs: An un-holy alliance’, Evatt Journal, 2 (7), 2002.
  • ‘Tabloid TV meets the ghost of Ern Malley: Struggle Street and the Dole Army’, Evatt Journal, 2 (1), 2002.
  • ‘Political leadership: Looking to the led’, Show Cause, Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW, 7, 2002, pp. 21-22.
  • ‘Patrick Troy looks into water’s future: review article’, Evatt Journal, 2 (1), 2002.
  • ‘What will Labor do for its next trick?’, Show Cause, Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW, 6, 2001, pp. 24-5.
  • ‘Last Word’, Uniken, UNSW Magazine, 4, June 2001.
  • ‘Economic rationalism: well past high noon’, Show Cause, Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW, 5, 2001, pp. 14–16.
  • ‘Telstra: what happens after the sell off?’, Show Cause, Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW, 3, 2000, p. 41.
  • ‘Water’s Fall?’, Ingovernment, 2 (4), 2000, pp. 14–15.
  • ‘The rich v. poor divide: As good as it gets?’, Show Cause, Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW, 2, 1999, pp. 3–6.
  • ‘Cartooning the dispute’, Evatt Journal, 2 (4), 1999.
  • ‘What happens to these citizens? Putting the national data collection into context’, Parity, Journal of the Council to Homeless Persons, 11 (1), March 1998, pp. 10–12.
  • ‘Heart of Darkness: New Managerialism and its Contradictions’, Inner Voice, Journal of the Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development, 80, 1997, pp. 39–42.
  • Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Sale of NSW Electricity Assets (‘Hogg Report’), New South Wales Government, Sydney, 1997 (contributing author).

Major government social policy publications

  • Social Justice Budget Statement, 1996–97, NSW Government, Budget Papers, May 1996.
  • Valuing Cultural Diversity, Report of the Review of the Ethnic Affairs Act, 1979, NSW Premiers’ Department, 1996 (contributing author).
  • Discussion Paper on Proposed National Framework for Children’s Services in Australia, Council of Australian Governments Child Care Working Group, October 1995 (contributing author).
  • ‘Reform of Health and Community Services,’ Interim Report from Health and Community Services Ministers to Heads of Government, Council of Australian Governments Working Group, November 1995 (contributing author).
  • Social Justice Budget Statement 1995–96, NSW Government, Budget Papers, October 1995.
  • ‘Possible Areas of Reform and Data Collection in the General Area of Child Care’, Report to the Council of Australian Governments, 19 August 1994 (contributing author).
  • ‘Roles and Responsibilities in Community Services: Report of the Working Group on National Objectives in Community Services’, Report to the Council of Australian Governments, June 1994 (contributing author).
  • ‘New South Wales Government Submission to the Industry Commission Public Housing Inquiry’, NSW Government, October 1993.
  • Strategic Review of Service Improvement for the Home and Community Care Program in NSW (2 Vols.), KPMG Peat Marwick on behalf of the HACC Review Steering Committee, NSW Government, October 1993 (contributing author).
  • ‘Report to the Minister for Housing’, Building Services (‘Dodd Report’) Implementation Task Force, NSW Premier’s Department, July 1993 (contributing author).

Major government economic policy publications

  • ‘New South Wales Government Submission to the National Competition Policy Review’, NSW Government, March 1993.
  • ‘One Nation: Report on the Policy Implications for NSW’ (2 Vols.), Business Economics Analysis and Policy Group, NSW Department of State Development, July 1992.
  • Investing in Infrastructure: Guidelines for Private Sector Investment in the Provision of Public Infrastructure, WA Government, Perth, 1992 (contributing author).
  • ‘A National Registration, Regulation and Charging Scheme for Light Vehicles and Related Issues’, Report of the Commonwealth–State Overarching Working Group on Land Transport, Special Premiers’ Conference, November 1991 (contributing author).
  • ‘Report of the Commonwealth–State Committee on Regulatory Reform to Heads of Government’, Commonwealth–State Committee on Regulatory Reform, Special Premiers’ Conference, November 1991 (contributing author).
  • The Mutual Recognition of Standards and Regulations in Australia, A Discussion Paper, published by Australia’s Heads of Government, Special Premiers’ Conference, Sydney, 1991 (contributing author).
  • ‘Report on Road Transport’, Report of the Commonwealth–State Overarching Working Group on Land Transport to Heads of Government, Special Premiers’ Conference, Sydney, 1991 (contributing author).
  • Reform and Renewal: A Policy Discussion Paper on the Corporatisation of Government Trading Enterprises, WA Government, Perth, 1991 (principal author).
  • Progress and Priorities: The Western Australian Government’s Approach to Microeconomic Reform, WA Government, Perth, 1990.
  • ‘Regulatory Reform’, Report of the Commonwealth–State Working Party on Regulatory Reform to Heads of Government, Special premiers’ Conference, October 1990 (contributing author).
  • ‘Duplication of Services’, Report of the Commonwealth–State Working Party on Duplication of Services to Heads of Government, Special premiers’ Conference, October 1990 (contributing author).
  • ‘Reform of Government Trading Enterprises’, Paper endorsed by the Governments of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory and the ACT, Special Premiers’ Conference, Brisbane, 30-31 October 1990 (contributing author).
  • ‘Southern Aerospace Project’, Commercial-in-confidence proposal for the establishment of the Southern Aerospace Helicopter Plant at Albion Park Aerodrome, Shellharbour (NSW), NSW Department of State Development, Sydney, 1989 (joint author).
  • The Airport Needs of the Sydney Basin, Joint Report of the Commonwealth and NSW Governments, Sydney and Canberra, 1988 (editor and principal author).
  • ‘The NSW Processed Foods Industry: A Report on Recent Assessments of Growth Prospects’, major internal report, NSW Department of Industrial Development and Decentralisation, Sydney, 1988.
  • Agriculture Development Strategy, NSW Government, Sydney, 1988 (editor and principal author).
  • Australian Agriculture: Investment Brief, Export Development Unit, NSW Department of Agriculture, Sydney, 1987.
  • New South Wales Fruit & New South Wales Vegetables, NSW Department of Agriculture, Sydney, 1987 (editor).
  • Australia–Europe Trade Promotion Tour, Export Development Unit Report, NSW Department of Agriculture, Sydney, 1987.
  • Cattle Tick in New South Wales, Cattle Tick Review Committee Report, NSW Department of Agriculture, Sydney, 1980 (editor and principal author).

Select other government publications, major speeches, etc

  • New South Wales Facing the World, Statement by the Premier, NSW Government, Sydney, 1992 (contributing author).
  • ‘Communiqué: Meeting of Premiers and Chief Ministers’, published by the Heads of Australia’s State and Territory Governments, Adelaide, 22 November 1991 (contributing author).
  • ‘Mutual Recognition’, Address by C.M. Lawrence (Premier), Western Australian Mutual Recognition Seminar, Perth, 17 September 1991.
  • ‘Communiqué: Special Premiers’ Conference—Towards a Closer Partnership’, published by Australia’s Heads of Government, Sydney, 31 July 1991 (contributing author).
  • ‘Economic Reform in Western Australia’, Keynote address by C.M. Lawrence (Premier), Conference on Commercialisation and Corporatisation in Western Australia, Perth, 23 July 1991.
  • ‘Towards a Closer Partnership: New Directions in Commonwealth–State Relations’, Address by C.M. Lawrence (Premier) to Heads of Commonwealth Departments, Perth, 13 February 1991.
  • ‘Issues and Challenges in Microeconomic Reform in Western Australia’, Address by C.M. Lawrence (Premier), Western Australian Conference on Microeconomic Reform, Perth, 19 October 1990.
  • ‘Speech to the National Press Club’, Address by C.M. Lawrence (Premier), National Press Club, Canberra, 1 April 1990 (contributing author).
  • Regionalisation of the New South Wales Department of Agriculture, Working Party on Regionalisation Report, NSW Department of Agriculture, Sydney, 1981 (editor and principal author).
  • Staffing Aspects of the Tick Quarantine Area and Queensland Border Sections, Report to the Cattle Tick Review Committee, NSW Department of Agriculture, Sydney, 1988.

Newspaper columns & features

  • ‘Online opinion is good news for Labor’, The Age, 22 August 2005.
  • ‘The shine has come off PPPs’, Australian Financial Review, 20 November 2003.
  • ‘Terrorism and Tampa saved Howard‘, Australian Financial Review, 4 Sept. 2003.
  • ‘For optimum results, kill off the patients’, Australian Financial Review, 16 May 2003.
  • ‘Howard sets conservative benchmark’, Australian Financial Review, 15 March 2003.
  • ‘Competition push needs safeguards’, Australian Financial Review, 17 January 2003.
  • ‘Coonan’s next can of worms: PPPs’, Australian Financial Review, 6 December 2002.
  • ‘Privatisation by any other name’, Australian Financial Review, 18 October 2002.
  • ‘Macfarlane hugs limelight, ignores risk’, Australian Financial Review, 13 Sept. 2002.
  • ‘Debt compromise no-one wants to back’, Australian Financial Review, 24 June 2002.
  • ‘Superficial appeal of PPPs falling apart’, Australian Financial Review, 24 May 2002.
  • ‘Productivity Commission under fire’, Australian Financial Review, 5 April 2002.
  • ‘Let’s drop the PPP: it’s simply a deal’, Australian Financial Review, 15 February 2002.
  • ‘Muddy waters as tail tries to wag dog’, Australian Financial Review, 7 December 2001.
  • ‘Mainstream flows to the Left’, The Australian, 9 November 2001.
  • ‘Competition law ripe for revamp’, Australian Financial Review, 26 October 2001.
  • ‘Telstra privatisation: making it harder’, Australian Financial Review, 12 October 2001.
  • ‘Why Labor shouldn’t be written off yet’, The Australian, 1 October 2001.
  • ‘Self-interest spells disaster in sell-offs’, Australian Financial Review, 7 Sept. 2001.
  • ‘Exposing the rocks in the rhetoric’, Australian Financial Review, 31 August 2001 (Review, feature article).
  • ‘History puts powerful argument’, Australian Financial Review, 3 August 2001.
  • ‘Costello and the march of globalisation’, Australian Financial Review, 30 July 2001.
  • ‘Globalisation scandal keeps us in the dark’, Australian Financial Review, 24 July 2001.
  • ‘Need to return to the social contract’, Australian Financial Review, 6 July 2001.
  • ‘How business booms in the town that banned Bob Dylan’, Australian Financial Review, 29 June 2001.
  • ‘No vision may beat rear vision’, Australian Financial Review, 27 June 2001.
  • ‘When transparency goes slightly cloudy’, Australian Financial Review, 1 June 2001.
  • ‘Coming up with the public goods’, Australian Financial Review, 29 May 2001.
  • ‘Common sense returns to basic services’, Australian Financial Review, 11 May 2001.
  • ‘Jobs: things can only get worse’, Australian Financial Review, 14 March 2001.
  • ‘Grim prospect for Howard’, Australian Financial Review, 14 February 2001.
  • ‘Government in US for the people not by them’, Australian Financial Review, 17 Nov 2000.
  • ‘Coming clean on our dirty drinking water’, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 August 2000.
  • ‘The true cost of calamity’, Sydney Morning Herald, 8 June 2000.
  • ‘On the move—down’, The Age, 25 June 1999.
  • ‘Nothing wrong with a fair go for all’, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 November 1998.
  • ‘No democracy, no statehood’, Sydney Morning Herald, 8 July 1998.
  • ‘Privatisation’s thin air of inevitability’, Australian Financial Review, 13 January 1998.
  • ‘Shuffling the deck chairs’, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 December 1997.
  • ‘Housing reform an illusion’, Australian Financial Review, 25 November 1996.
  • ‘Reverse reaps its own reward’, Australian Financial Review, 25 September 1996.
  • ‘The anatomy of a botched operation’, Australian Financial Review, 5 July 1996.
  • ‘The first organiser: Australia’s Peter Pan’, Federation News, 12 (2) March 1985.
  • ‘The silent organiser’, Federation News, 11 (4) November 1984.
  • ‘Ray Gietzelt: an historical perspective’, Federation News, 11 (2), May 1984.
  • ‘Women in the FMWU’, Federation News, 10 (2), March 1983.