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Two-and-a-half cheers for child poverty bill

By Alex Penk


I was born at the tail-end of Gen X, so I grew up with a pop culture saturated by “fear…

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Irresponsible lenders on borrowed time

By Julian Wood


While borrowing money at an annualised interest rate of up to 693% wouldn’t appear at the top of anyone’s wish…

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Submission: Child Poverty Reduction Bill

By Kieran Madden


Maxim Institute supports this Bill and proposes amendments to strengthen it. We welcome this Bill and its potential to increase…

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Submission: The End of Life Choice Bill

By Danielle van Dalen


We are opposed to the End of Life Choice Bill. The dangers of this Bill lie at its very core…

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Short Cuts to the End of Life Choice Bill

By Maxim Institute


In the lead up to the Tuesday, 6 March deadline for making submissions to Parliament about the End of Life Choice…

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Short Cuts Info – Making people vulnerable

By Danielle van Dalen


How many wrongful deaths are New Zealanders prepared to risk if these practices are legalised? What is the number? What…

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What is the number?

By Alex Penk


Anyone advocating for euthanasia or assisted suicide should have to answer this question: How many wrongful deaths is Parliament prepared…

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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…

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Maxim Institute’s parliamentary term submission

Maxim Institute’s parliamentary term submission

By Keiran Madden


We have just released our submission to the Constitutional Advisory Panel arguing that it’s time for a fixed four-year parliamentary…

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Submission: Education Amendment Bill 2012

Submission: Education Amendment Bill 2012

By Luke Fenwick


Maxim Institute has made a submission supporting the Education Amendment Bill’s introduction of partnership schools kura hourua, with suggestions for…

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Submission to the Lobbying Disclosure Bill

Submission to the Lobbying Disclosure Bill

By Alex Penk


Maxim Institute made a submission to the Lobbying Disclosure Bill, which is currently before Select Committee. Below is the executive…

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Submission: Lobbying Disclosure Bill

Submission: Lobbying Disclosure Bill

By Alex Penk


The Lobbying Disclosure Bill is currently before Select Committee. Maxim Institute has made a submission on the bill, arguing that…

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MMP Review Submission

MMP Review Submission

By Kieran Madden


New Zealand should have a voting system that enables our MPs and the government to have the freedom to lead…

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Submission: <em>Electoral Finance Reform Issues</em>

Submission: Electoral Finance Reform Issues

By Alex Penk


Maxim Institute has made a submission to the first stage of this process, arguing that the law needs to strike…

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Submission: <em>Policing Bill</em>

Submission: Policing Bill

By Maxim Institute


Maxim Institute believes that the Policing Bill is a timely and appropriate piece of legislation that deserves the support of…

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Submission: <em>Electoral Finance Bill</em>

Submission: Electoral Finance Bill


Maxim Institute opposes the Electoral Finance Bill (“Bill”) on the basis that its core provisions create unjustifiable limits on freedom…

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Submission: <em>Crimes (Repeal of Seditious Offences) Amendment Bill</em>

Submission: Crimes (Repeal of Seditious Offences) Amendment Bill


Maxim Institute believes that seditious offences protect a vital interest, one that is central to our democracy, and when they…

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Submission: <em>Prostitution Law Review Committee</em>

Submission: Prostitution Law Review Committee


Maxim Institute believes that all forms of prostitution are harmful to all who are engaged in them and that street…

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Submission: <i>Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill</i>

Submission: Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill

By Maxim Institute


Maxim Institute submits that, in its current form, this Bill has the potential to undermine democracy by ignoring the mandate…

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Supplementary material: Crimes (Abolition of Force as a Justification for Child Discipline) Amendment Bill

Supplementary material: Crimes (Abolition of Force as a Justification for Child Discipline) Amendment Bill


Additional material Maxim Institute supplied to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee when making an oral submission on the Crimes…

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