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Danielle van Dalen

Danielle van Dalen

Danielle van Dalen

About Danielle van Dalen

Researcher

Leading our current research project looking at the intersection of disability, employment, and poverty, Danielle joined our research team after completing her MSc in Political Science at Leiden University, Netherlands, where she focused on Conflict and Cooperation. Previously, she achieved a BA (Hons) in Political Science and International Relations from Victoria, University of Wellington.

Most Recent Activity

local election, community, maxim institute

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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census, people, black and white, new zealand, maxim institute

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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Maxim Institute’s Submission to the Abortion Legislation Bill

Maxim Institute’s Submission to the Abortion Legislation Bill

By Danielle van Dalen


This submission was prepared by Danielle van Dalen, Gael Goulter and Jessie Duffin in response to the Parliamentary Select Committee’s…

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Adult classes, class, writing

“Adulting” is only hard without community

By Danielle van Dalen


Growing up can be tough. But last month the British Government took cushioning the blow to new extremes when they…

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tree sunset end of life choice bill

Future of End of Life Choice Bill more murky than ever

By Danielle van Dalen


The End of Life Choice Bill passed its Second Reading in Parliament last week with 70 votes in favour and…

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work, building, workers, lights, people

Work = wellbeing

By Danielle van Dalen


“Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” This cliché was printed on a…

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disabilities man work

Creating poverty-busting opportunites that work for people with disabilities

By Alex Penk


by Alex Penk and Danielle van Dalen This week there’s been a lot of coverage about employment opportunities for people…

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open door opportunity work

Creating better opportunities for work

By Danielle van Dalen


New Zealand is in the middle of a national conversation on poverty, and yet, despite being over-represented in the poverty…

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open door opportunity work

Policy Paper: Creating Opportunity

By Danielle van Dalen


People with disabilities are overlooked in the national conversation on poverty and overrepresented in New Zealand’s poverty statistics. They face…

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Life death legislation euthanasia new zealand

Life and death consequences of shoddy legislation

By Danielle van Dalen


Now that the Justice Select Committee have reported back to Parliament on the End of Life Choice Bill, our MPs…

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transparency government glasses clear

Keeping an eye on transparency

By Danielle van Dalen


“Constant vigilance!” I’m finding that Professor Mad-Eye Moody’s childhood encouragement to be ever watchful still applies now to the way…

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history story narrative library books

The status of our own history

By Danielle van Dalen


While many of us are raised with storybook histories of pharaohs, kings, queens, and notable events from all over the…

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The process of voting on our voting process

By Danielle van Dalen


Last week, Justice Minister Andrew Little flagged the possibility of having an MMP referendum at the 2020 election to reconsider…

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Learning Support funding should bridge to work

By Danielle van Dalen


School can be difficult for everyone, but for students with disabilities the difficulties are generally heightened. The Prime Minister acknowledged…

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Polling Booth

Better the ballot box we know

By Danielle van Dalen


When online banking was first introduced, my Dad was sceptical. He worried there would be problems with security, access, and…

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Getting serious about loneliness

By Danielle van Dalen


As Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera sang: “Nobody wants to be lonely.” But loneliness is more than just missing spending…

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Is there demand for a tourist tax?

By Danielle van Dalen


I’m no economist, but even I know that basic economic theory says that as the price for a product increases,…

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End of Life Choice Bill contains flaws that are impossible to fix

By Alex Penk


This column was published in Fairfax newspapers on Wednesday 20 June 2018 and on stuff.co.nz Parliament has started hearing submissions…

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parliament new zealand goverment

Beware the consequences of the waka-jumping bill

By Danielle van Dalen


Like many, my first introduction to politics was through a class election. My group decided our key campaign promise was…

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Algorithms no substitute for people

By Danielle van Dalen


The cracks are starting to show on the fancy computer algorithms we rely so heavily upon these days. The recent…

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