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Speeches & Conference Papers

Speeches and conference papers given by members of our Social Policy & Parliamentary Unit, available for download.

Good, God and Self: A search for a new moral basis for our welfare state

13 Nov | 2017

A paper presented by Alan Johnson, Social Policy Analyst of The Salvation Army’s Social Policy & Parliamentary Unit, to the Child Poverty Action Group’s Beyond Social Investment Summit on 8 September 2017.

What future for state housing?

14 Jun | 2016

Social Policy Unit's Alan Johnson spoke at the Canterbury Workers Education Association Seminar on 25th May 2016.

Speaking truth to power

2 Jun | 2016

Social Policy Unit's Alan Johnson spoke at Booth College of Mission as part of the Thought Matters discussion series on 28th April 2016.

New Zealand a country valuing fairness and equity. Dream or Reality?

11 May | 2016

Social Policy Unit's Major Campbell Roberts speech to the combined community trusts conference in Christchurch, April 2016.

Navigating the challenges involved when NGOs accept Government contracts

5 Nov | 2015

Social Policy Unit Director Major Sue Hay's response to Dr Alice Mills' paper 'Governments engagement with knowledgeable civil society'.

Housing an aging population

22 Sep | 2015

Social Policy Unit's Alan Johnson's paper presented to the the Nelson Property Investors Association in Nelson on 15th September 2015.

Every child's right to housing

22 Sep | 2015

Social Policy Unit's Alan Johnson's paper presented to the Child Poverty Action Group's summit in Auckland on 8th September 2015.

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Naming it for what it is

20 Aug | 2015

Social Policy Unit's Major Sue Hay's keynote address presented to the Christian Budgeting New Zealand Inc. conference in Auckland on 14 August 2015.

Welfare Reform; is it social justice in action?

16 Jul | 2015

Social Policy Unit's Major Campbell Roberts' keynote address to the SWIS conference in Auckland 16 July 2015.

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