media coverage

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.

Poverty work featured on Newstalk ZB, NZ Herald, and Kiwiblog

31 March 15

Maxim Institute's policy paper The Heart of Poverty - defining and measuring what it means to be poor in New Zealand was reported by the New Zealand Herald, Kiwiblog and Newstalk ZB, and sparked several hours of talkback radio where callers discussed the paper's call for Kiwis to define the bare necessities of life in New Zealand.

Dr Jane Silloway Smith on RadioLIVE Drive

11 November 14

The day after Brittany Maynard died in her own assisted suicide, RadioLIVE's Andrew Patterson interviewed Maxim Institute research manager Dr Jane Silloway Smith on the ramifications this story might have on the assisted suicide debate 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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