ARTICLE - SUBMISSION: Maxim Institute's submission to the Health Select Committee
Since late 2013, Maxim Institute has undertaken a stream of research into the legal and policy arguments regarding euthanasia and the international experience of legalised assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia. This submission provides responses to numbers three and four of the Health Select Committee’s Terms of Reference for their inquiry into the ending of one's life in New Zealand.
BLOG - Posturing doesn't help those facing poverty
“I know that’s not PC, but you know, that’s me,” said Judith Collins last week as she commented on child poverty at a police conference. Cue Metiria Turei, co-leader of the Greens, who alleged that Collins was displaying “deepest ignorance” and making “a foolish statement” because Collins reportedly had said that child poverty is “primarily” due to “a lack of [parental] responsibility.”
BLOG - Of Revolution and Reaction
Right and left don’t seem to make much sense of the world anymore. Perhaps, as New York Times columnist David Brooks writes, the ideas of revolution and reaction better describe today’s political climate. Are we currently in the “Age of Reaction,” as Brooks contends?
BLOG - Stretching the potential of flexible work
“All we really want is a little control – and to make that 6 o’clock yoga class once in a while.”
This was the conclusion in a recent New Zealand Herald article about the benefits of flexible work. But the increased interest we are seeing in a more flexible modern day workplace misses the bigger picture.