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Looking beyond our bubbles

By Kieran Madden

We are in extraordinary times, calling rightly for extraordinary measures. Although our vision of the future is obscured by the…

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Charities to be squeezed on both sides

By Julian Wood

In an unprecedented move, last week the Government announced a $12.1 billion package to combat the economic impact of Covid-19….

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The foundational message of assisted dying

By Danielle van Dalen

I’m sure many of us have had that moment, where we realise we’ve been talking about something and not realised…

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Total rugby and the future of work

By Kieran Madden

The futurists are hailing that the “the fourth industrial revolution” is upon us, a time where robots will take over…

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Covid-19 forces us to confront the limitations of our tertiary model

By Rowan Light

The deepening Covid-19 epidemic highlights the connectedness of our globalised world and its fragility. China is a critical junction in…

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Anti-natalism won’t save us from climate change

By Rowan Light

One of my favourite movies of all time is Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 adaptation of PD James’ Children of Men. The…

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A welcome that works

By Julian Wood

In the 90’s the regions cried out for workers to pick fruit, plant trees and generally do a range of…

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The peril of overriding personal conscience

By Danielle van Dalen

One of the non-blockbuster films of the summer is Terrence Malick’s latest project A Hidden Life. It’s based on the…

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Political “race to the middle” bereft of vision

By Alex Penk

Who is the real “party of infrastructure”? Is it Labour, who just announced that they’ll spend billions on roads and…

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Foreign donations small fry compared to Govt spending

By Alex Penk

“Pecunia non olet,” or, for non-latin speakers: money doesn’t stink. It’s been a truism ever since the Roman Emperor Vespasian…

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Beware the cult of youth

By Danielle van Dalen

To get a vision of what society values, take a look at a magazine stand. Looking across the cover images…

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Policy for the people, with the people

By Kieran Madden

While reading about a promising new policy initiative by a bright-eyed non-profit organisation, I did a double-take when I read…

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Good migration policy is about more than just jobs

By Julian Wood

Recent political posturing over partnership visas and arranged marriages is a troubling distraction that derails the real, necessary debates we…

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FLINT & STEEL WEBSITE LAUNCH

By Maxim Institute

We are so excited to be launching our Flint & Steel website. We have made all articles from volume one…

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Government should not allow further overreach from Court

By Alex Penk

The Opposition just rolled out the usual tough-on-crime rhetoric disconnected from evidenced-based solutions, announcing that it’s “time to smash the…

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Euthanasia too great a risk for people with disabilities

By Danielle van Dalen

With a final amended version of the End of Life Choice Bill expected to be voted on next month, potentially…

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“Random” answers for poverty prove Nobel-worthy

By Kieran Madden

Far too often, debates on topics that really matter are mired in oversimplification at best, and stagnate in sloganeering at…

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Participate in, don’t just consume community

By Danielle van Dalen

Every time the local elections roll around I read through that little booklet of candidates and find it difficult to…

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Naked politics blocks decent policy-making

By Alex Penk

There’s been a lot of cynicism about the Provincial Growth Fund, and last week Minister Shane Jones went a long…

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Census success needs all of us

By Danielle van Dalen

Imagine if you could influence funding for the healthcare you receive, or for the schools your children attend, with just…

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