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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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Alex Penk – An exit interview


This month join us as we say a fond farewell to Maxim Institute’s CEO, Alex Penk. Having spent over 14…

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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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Leilani Tamu Podcast


In November we launched our 2020 Summer issue of Flint & Steel, our annual magazine that this year explores the…

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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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Alex’s op-ed on End of Life Choice Bill referendum

Alex’s op-ed on End of Life Choice Bill referendum


Alex’s article highlights the decision that MPs will make on Wednesday about the referendum for End of Life Choice Bill….

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Flint & Steel Volume 06 | Magazine Launch


“… on vocation, working, and living”  “So what do you do?” These five words are the most predictable starting point of getting-to-know-you…

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