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Jeremy Vargo

Jeremy Vargo

Communications Manager
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Alex Penk

Alex Penk

CEO
Key Spokesperson
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Kieran Madden

Kieran Madden

Research Manager
Poverty and Welfare
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RNZ interview Alex in response to the PGF audit release

RNZ interview Alex in response to the PGF audit release


In response to the Provincial Growth Fund Audit Office stating payments need to be reviewed and managed better, Alex Penk talks to…

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Dom Post feature Alex Penk’s op-ed on the End of Life Choice Bill

Dom Post feature Alex Penk’s op-ed on the End of Life Choice Bill


With the End of Life Choice Bill facing its second reading, Alex releases an op-ed printed by The Dominion Post…

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MEDIA RELEASE | End of Life Choice Bill report highlights multitude of “concerns and contradictions”

MEDIA RELEASE | End of Life Choice Bill report highlights multitude of “concerns and contradictions”


Released today, the Justice Select Committee’s report does not recommend passing the End of Life Choice Bill. Instead, it highlights…

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Media coverage of the launch of “A Risk Worth Taking” Policy Paper

Media coverage of the launch of “A Risk Worth Taking” Policy Paper


On the morning of the release of our analysis of the Provincial Growth Fund, our report was featured on the…

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Dom Post and The Press feature Alex on Jordan Peterson

Dom Post and The Press feature Alex on Jordan Peterson


As conversation increased around noted academic Professor Jordan Peterson’s visit to New Zealand, Alex Penk’s op-ed was printed in The…

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Alex Penk responds to Maryan Street’s op-ed in Stuff newspapers

Alex Penk responds to Maryan Street’s op-ed in Stuff newspapers


In response to Maryan Street’s op-ed that predicted the End of Life Choice Bill would pass this year, CEO Alex…

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Alex on NZ Herald panel discussing the Living Wage

Alex on NZ Herald panel discussing the Living Wage


Alex Penk joined the NZ Herald Kiwi Workplace Lunchtime live streamed panel discussion on the Living Wage. You can watch…

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Euthanasia op-ed in Stuff newspapers

Euthanasia op-ed in Stuff newspapers


After David Seymour stated he would be open to seeing amendments to his End of Life Choice members bill, Alex…

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Miscarriage Bill should be welcomed – Alex in The Spinoff

Miscarriage Bill should be welcomed – Alex in The Spinoff


“A bill to provide bereavement leave for miscarriages will soon face its first vote in parliament. It’s a subject that’s…

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Sir John Graham Lecturer in Weekend Herald

Sir John Graham Lecturer in Weekend Herald


The morning after our 2018 Sir John Graham Lecture, the Weekend Herald ran a piece quoting Dame Sian Elias’ lecture…

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Southland Times editorial points to Maxim’s disability research

Southland Times editorial points to Maxim’s disability research


Today’s Southland Times editorial focused on the difficulties faced by people with disabilities when they try to find work that…

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Taking the Right Risks for the regions – Newsroom column

Taking the Right Risks for the regions – Newsroom column


At the launch of our Taking the Right Risks policy paper, Alex Penk and Julian Wood co-authored a column for…

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Alex Penk talks with Mike Hosking – Regional development policy paper

Alex Penk talks with Mike Hosking – Regional development policy paper


Upon the release of our regional development paper, Taking the Right Risks, Alex Penk was interviewed by Mike Hosking on…

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Alex Penk on The Project – Newshub

Alex Penk on The Project – Newshub


In response to the Government’s minimum wage rise, The Project featured an interview with Alex Penk as part of a…

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Why civility should be key in politics


Check out Alex’s latest column on stuff.co.nz, originally printed in The Press. When Bill English resigned from Parliament, he prompted…

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Alex Penk on Radio Live – Reducing child poverty

Alex Penk on Radio Live – Reducing child poverty


Ahead of the Government announcing its child poverty reduction law, CEO Alex Penk spoke with Mark Sainsbury to help define child…

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Kieran Madden on Radio New Zealand

Kieran Madden on Radio New Zealand


Kieran Madden recently joined Radio New Zealand to discuss the issues of poverty. He argues that the Labour Government must stick…

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The too hard basket: Breaking the link between disability and poverty


Less than half of New Zealanders with disabilities are in paid employment. New research from the Maxim Institute suggests employers…

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New Zealanders need to inspect details of End of Life Choice Bill


MEDIA RELEASE: Thursday, 14 December 2017 With the End of Life Choice Bill now voted through to Select Committee stage,…

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Read our column on <em>The Spinoff</em> and <em>RNZ</em>

Read our column on The Spinoff and RNZ


This week, Alex Penk and Julian Wood’s column Triumph or disaster? A guide to the minimum wage increase featured on The…

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