media coverage

Maxim responds to David Seymour's euthanasia accusations

02 February 16

Research Fellow Dr Jane Silloway Smith challenged ACT MP David Seymour's suggestion that Maxim Institute's work on euthanasia was "intellectually dishonest." He first made the claim in ACT's e-newsletter in October 2015, and repeated his assertion in a recent email to a constituent.

Event panelist interviewed for

30 September 15

Why Not? event panelist Dr Huhana Hickey was interviewed by Stuff journalist Ashleigh Stewart after the Christchurch panel discussion evening.

Dr Jane Silloway Smith on Newstalk ZB

28 August 15

The day after Parliament's Health Select Committee announced an inquiry into the ending of one's life in New Zealand, Newstalk ZB's Tim Dower interviews Research Manager Jane Silloway Smith about what needs to be considered when contemplating changing the laws around suicide in New Zealand.

media releases

Inquiry into ending life in New Zealand the right move

27 August 15

Maxim Institute Research Manager Dr Jane Silloway Smith welcomes the Health Select Committee’s response to the petition of Hon Maryan Street and the Voluntary Euthanasia Society. Over the past two years, she has led a research project looking at the long-term effects...

What are New Zealand's "bare necessities?"

30 March 15

What is the bottom line standard of living we would expect any New Zealander to enjoy? Maxim Institute wants Kiwis to be given the chance to define a minimum “basket of goods,” establishing the bare necessities any of us would need to participate in New Zealand society.

Life's value not determined by "quality"

04 November 14

"Our society cannot both mourn and advocate for suicide. We have to choose one message about life: let it be that it has value in all its forms."

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