fbpx

Smith

Smith

About Smith

Most Recent Activity

Submission | Health Select Committee Inquiry into the ending of one’s life in New Zealand

By Jane Silloway Smith


Since late 2013, Maxim Institute has undertaken a stream of research into the legal and policy arguments regarding euthanasia and…

Read More
The other Stars and Stripes

The other Stars and Stripes


As recent news has so shockingly shown the world, the American South has a flag problem. It is a problem…

Read More
Caring for the whole person

Caring for the whole person


“Now what’s wrong with your dad?” I was asked for the seventh time that day.  I couldn’t believe it. We…

Read More
A tale of two poverty discussions

A tale of two poverty discussions

By Kieran Madden


Over the past few weeks much discussion has been occurring in both the US and here in New Zealand about…

Read More
Seeking compassion, respect and dignity for all

Seeking compassion, respect and dignity for all


On 14 November, the Northland Age published a letter from MP Maryan Street written in response to a column I…

Read More
When the government is your breadwinner

When the government is your breadwinner


Most families make decisions every day about how their household will run. Some decide to have a parent stay home…

Read More
Embracing complexity

Embracing complexity


As a researcher in a think tank, you are constantly engaged in a struggle between the vast nuance and complexity…

Read More
What is a Living Wage?

What is a Living Wage?


The campaign for a living wage has once again come to the fore as a result of the on-going contest…

Read More
Elder suicide

Elder suicide


Suicide has been a topic on many minds this week as news reports of Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean’s release…

Read More
Blunt tools

Blunt tools


Social Justice Minister Paula Bennett announced a raft of proposed legislation this week aimed at protecting children from abuse. The…

Read More
Work matters

Work matters


A Herald-DigiPoll released last week found that, in a survey of 750 voters, 51 percent thought that the in-work tax…

Read More
Think before you type

Think before you type


It took my husband and me over a year to purchase our first home in Auckland. In that time we…

Read More
Poverty Paper

Looking Back to Look Forward: How welfare in New Zealand has evolved

By Jane Silloway Smith


This working paper was presented at the Reviewing Welfare and Social Sector Policy and Reform Conference in June 2010. The…

Read More
Issues Paper: <em>Money from helicopters?</em>

Issues Paper: Money from helicopters?

By Jane Silloway Smith


Foreign aid is a topic that for decades has generated much concern, study, conversation and debate amongst practitioners and experts…

Read More

SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES FROM THE MAXIM TEAM

FORUM (monthly eNews)Event Invitations