Daniel Wild

Deputy Executive Director

Daniel Wild is Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs, with primary responsibility for delivering the IPA’s research programs.

Daniel has been with the IPA for six years, having previously held the roles of Research Fellow and Director of Research.

Daniel frequently appears in the media to communicate the IPA’s research and analysis, and has published a number of opinion pieces in The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Courier Mail, and The Spectator. Daniel also routinely appears on radio and television, including Channel 7, the ABC, Sky News, 2GB, 3AW, and 4BC.

Daniel previously worked at the Commonwealth Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet where he analysed global and domestic macroeconomic policy. Prior to that he held positions at the Commonwealth Department of Finance where he worked on regulatory reform.

Daniel holds an honours qualification in economics and a degree in international studies from the University of Adelaide, and is currently undertaking a Master of Business Administration at the Melbourne Business School.

IPA Report: Net Zero Means No New Coal, Gas, Oil Jobs
22 April 2022

IPA Report: Net Zero Means No New Coal, Gas, Oil Jobs

“A net zero emissions by 2050 target means that, at a minimum, every coal, gas, and oil project in the construction pipeline will need to be scrapped, cancelling over 478,000 jobs concentrated in regional Australia,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. A landmark report released today by the Institute of Public Affairs, The Economic and
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Net Zero Jobs A Myth
20 April 2022

Net Zero Jobs A Myth

Today’s analysis by Frontier Economics managing director Danny Price that Labor’s claim that 604,000 jobs would be created by renewable energy is “just plain wrong” and backs in recent research by the IPA on the myth of green jobs,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Recent research and analysis by the Institute of Public
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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Campaigning for Australia’s Future
20 April 2022

Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Campaigning for Australia’s Future

See below for show notes: Former prime minister and Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Public Affairs Tony Abbott shares his unique insights into what makes for a successful election campaign. Reflecting on his watershed victory in 2013 and 2010 campaign which fought Labor to a draw, Tony argues that you must have a clear vision of how, in concrete
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Bipartisan Commitment To Coal Must Be Backed By Action
19 April 2022

Bipartisan Commitment To Coal Must Be Backed By Action

“The bipartisan commitment to future coal mines is a welcome development for Australia’s future, but it must be backed by tangible policy commitments such as slashing red tape and scrapping net zero,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. With the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition committing to the development of new
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The Federal Election Net Zero Fast Facts
12 April 2022

The Federal Election Net Zero Fast Facts

“With Labor leader Anthony Albanese forgetting even the most basic of economic statistics on the first day of the federal campaign, it’s good time to remind all political leaders about the facts of their bipartisan, economically destructive net zero emissions by 2050 target,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute for Public Affairs. Recent research and analysis by
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Self-reliance, Youth, And The Task Of Character
5 April 2022

Self-reliance, Youth, And The Task Of Character

The Institute of Public Affairs has published a new report by Sydney-based psychiatrist and author Dr Tanveer Ahmed entitled Self-reliance, Youth and the Task of Character. All human beings need meaning and purpose in one form or another to strive forward in life. It is central to who we are – psychologically, socially, and physically – for us to believe that
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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Australia is Worth Fighting For
5 April 2022

Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Australia is Worth Fighting For

See below for show notes: Today former prime minister and Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Public Affairs, Tony Abbott and the IPA’s director of research Daniel Wild discuss a recent survey released by the IPA which found 54% of Australians would leave the country or were unsure about what they would do if Australia was in a similar position
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Poll: Young Australians Too Ashamed To Fight
31 March 2022

Poll: Young Australians Too Ashamed To Fight

“As a result of years of relentless attack on our values by the cultural and media elites, young Australians are now so ashamed of themselves and their country that they would rather flee Australia than stay and fight if the need arose,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. A survey commissioned by the Institute
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Poll: Voters Say Don’t Hold Australia Back
26 March 2022

Poll: Voters Say Don’t Hold Australia Back

New polling data released today by the Institute of Public Affairs has found a significant majority of Australians believe it is critical for Australia be able to manufacture its own vital supplies amidst China’s growing assertiveness in our region and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The polling data, collected by Dynata, found 70% of respondents believed that it was very important
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Net Zero Or National Defence? Morrison Must Choose
24 March 2022

Net Zero Or National Defence? Morrison Must Choose

Former cosmopolitan elite-in-chief, Adrian Blundell-Wignall (a former head of the OECD) let the mask slip earlier this month when he said: ‘Here is the simple truth. It doesn’t matter where the fossil is burned. The carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere has exactly the same effect on climate change, regardless of whether it is burned here or abroad.’ Putting aside
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