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All media enquiries related to Maxim Institute should be directed to our Communications Manager.

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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Most Recent Activity

Danielle speaks on Mahi – The Disability Employment Podcast

Danielle speaks on Mahi – The Disability Employment Podcast


Danielle was invited to speak on the very first podcast of Mahi – The Disability Employment Podcast, hosted by Jonathan…

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NZ Herald feature Alex’s column on rage and civility

NZ Herald feature Alex’s column on rage and civility


Alex’s article was printed as guest editorial in the Bay of Plenty Times and the Rotorua Daily post on the…

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Alex on Checkpoint RNZ speaking on the End Of Life Choice Bill

Alex on Checkpoint RNZ speaking on the End Of Life Choice Bill


On June 27, Alex talked to Alex Perrottet on Checkpoint, RNZ about the results of the End of Life Choice Bill’s…

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Alex on the Newshub Nation panel talking End of Life Choice Bill

Alex on the Newshub Nation panel talking End of Life Choice Bill


On Saturday, 22 June, Alex appeared on the Newshub Nation panel to respond to the visit of Dr Stefanie Green,…

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Alex’s op-ed on the End of Life Choice Bill featured on the Spinoff

Alex’s op-ed on the End of Life Choice Bill featured on the Spinoff


Alex Penk’s op-ed highlighting flaws of David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill featured on the Spinoff. Read the article: …

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Media coverage of the launch of “Creating Opportunity” Policy Paper

Media coverage of the launch of “Creating Opportunity” Policy Paper


On the morning of the release of our latest Disability Policy Paper, our research was featured on the news across…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Creating work opportunities for people with disabilities to get out of poverty

MEDIA RELEASE: Creating work opportunities for people with disabilities to get out of poverty


Thursday, 23 May In New Zealand people with disabilities earn just half of the average income of people without disabilities….

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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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