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Not the most restrictive law

By Danielle van Dalen


Advocates of the End of Life Choice Act have suggested that it’s the tightest legislation of its kind, and that…

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Julian Wood on the economy, employment and election promises


Last month we released senior researcher Julian Wood’s latest research paper on Active Labour Market Policies, looking at the ways…

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Creativity needed to support new jobs

By Julian Wood


In the economic battle against COVID-19, there was hope we might all “be home for Christmas;” a hope that wage…

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Discussion Paper | Catching the Tide

By Rowan Light


Young New Zealanders face compounding challenges in their transition to work in 2020. Young people globally are bearing the brunt…

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Catching the tide for “the lockdown generation”

By Rowan Light


As the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on, we must attend to the needs of our young people, our taiohi. “Taiohi” in…

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The early years consensus

By Kieran Madden


The first three years are critical for a child’s development and long-term success in life, but policy has unfortunately been…

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Asking the big questions on Social Insurance

By Julian Wood


Back in May the Government signalled its interest in exploring new forms of unemployment insurance saying: “we have an opportunity…

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Minor parties and election delay

By Danielle van Dalen


A side effect of New Zealand’s election delay is that every political party now has an extra four weeks to…

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Book Club | Man’s Search For Meaning


“A man who knows the way for his existence will be able to bear almost any how.” INTRODUCTION Viktor Frankl’s…

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Searching for meaning in the lockdown

By Rowan Light


With the sudden return to lockdown, it makes sense that many New Zealanders are experiencing anxiety and despair. Hoarding or…

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Dr Stephen Child and Danielle van Dalen on the End of Life Choice Act


This September, New Zealand will vote to determine if the End of Life Choice Act will come into force, legislation…

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Getting the story straight on jobs

By Kieran Madden


“Lies, damn lies, and statistics”—so the saying goes. Statistics New Zealand’s release of this June’s unemployment figures wasn’t a lie,…

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Back To Work – Paper Release

Back To Work – Paper Release


We’ve recently released Julian Wood’s paper Back To Work, at the release we have had coverage over various media outlets….

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Policy Paper | Back to Work

By Julian Wood


Nations around the world are expecting low or negative growth and higher unemployment rates as a result of fighting COVID-19….

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Investing in a resilient workforce

By Julian Wood


When the Government closed New Zealand’s borders in response to COVID-19, flaws in our labour market were exposed. Not only…

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Preparing our democracy for the next emergency

By Danielle van Dalen


The COVID-19 pandemic saw New Zealand enter its second nationwide state of emergency in March 2020. This gave the Government…

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Policy Paper: Civic Defence

By Danielle van Dalen


The COVID-19 pandemic saw New Zealand enter its second nationwide state of emergency in March 2020. This gave the Government…

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Book Club 2 | The Decadent Society


This month on the Maxim Book Club podcast we’ve got a conversation with Maxim Institute’s Research Manager Kieran Madden and…

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History should make us uncomfortable

By Rowan Light


The notion that “history is written by the winner” might seem clichéd but, as the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) crack-down…

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Professor Tom Simpson Podcast – Rebuilding Trust


This year, our Sir John Graham Lecture was due to be delivered by Associate Professor Tom Simpson. Titled, Rebuilding Trust:…

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