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.

Australians Turning Against Unplanned Mass-migration $7,800 A Year Worse Off
11 December 2023

Australians Turning Against Unplanned Mass-migration $7,800 A Year Worse Off

“Australia needs a proper debate about the size of our migration intake, which has grown at an unprecedented rate without planning and without community consent, that is now impacting the day to day lives of average Australians,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released new research on the attitudes of Australians
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Daniel Wild On Sky News Discussing The Land Use Impact Of Net Zero Renewables – 11 December 2023
11 December 2023

Daniel Wild On Sky News Discussing The Land Use Impact Of Net Zero Renewables – 11 December 2023

In this interview, Daniel Wild contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into land use implications of renewable energy targets on prime agricultural land, conducted as part of the IPA’s Net Zero research program. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview.
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IPA Research Tour of Mallee and Riverland Regions to Discuss Impact of Renewable Energy Projects
10 December 2023

IPA Research Tour of Mallee and Riverland Regions to Discuss Impact of Renewable Energy Projects

“Communities right across regional Australia are on edge as renewable energy projects demanded by inner-city elites threaten their way of life and livelihoods; communities in the Mallee and the Riverland are no different,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. This week, the IPA team will visit Mildura, Robinvale, Swan Hill, Kerang, Renmark, and Berri
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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: One Term Labor Government?
1 December 2023

Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: One Term Labor Government?

See below for show notes: Former Prime Minister and Distinguished Fellow of the IPA, Tony Abbott, and the IPA’s Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild discuss the declining popularity of the federal Labor government; the worrying rise of anti-semitism; and the deteriorating international situation. Find out more at australia.ipa.org.au
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National Mining And Related Industries Day Reminds Us Of Sector’s Critical Role In Economy
22 November 2023

National Mining And Related Industries Day Reminds Us Of Sector’s Critical Role In Economy

“Australian mining is the backbone of our way of life, and without it we would not be the successful and prosperous nation we are today, with living standards that are the envy of the world,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. On National Mining and Related Industries Day, it is vital to recognise and
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Celebrating Our Farming Heritage On National Agriculture And Related Industries Day
21 November 2023

Celebrating Our Farming Heritage On National Agriculture And Related Industries Day

“Australia’s agriculture sector is world-leading and nation-building, consistently putting high quality produce on our tables. Yet, all too often our farmers are detrimentally impacted by poor public policy, which holds Australia back,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, on National Agriculture and Related Industries Day, it is important to recognise that Australia’s wealth
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Victorian Government Locking In Higher Household Energy Bills In State’s Constitution
15 November 2023

Victorian Government Locking In Higher Household Energy Bills In State’s Constitution

“The move by the Victorian government to force its half-baked SEC into the constitution guarantees higher household energy bills, makes blackouts more likely, and undermines Australia’s energy security,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The announcement by the Victorian government today that it will force its ideologically driven SEC into the state’s constitution means
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As We Remember Let’s Recognise Many Veterans Still Want To Contribute
11 November 2023

As We Remember Let’s Recognise Many Veterans Still Want To Contribute

“As Australians pause to remember the service and sacrifice of our veterans, our political leaders should recognise that many of our ex-servicemen and women still want to make a contribution to our society,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. On Remembrance Day, as we remember those who have served our nation and the ones
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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Migration Levels Too High
9 November 2023

Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Migration Levels Too High

See below for show notes: Former Prime Minister and Distinguished Fellow of the IPA, Tony Abbott, and the IPA’s Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild discuss Australia’s record high migration intake, and why it must be cut, and Tony shares his unique perspective on the international situation regarding the Middle East and Ukraine. Find out more at australia.ipa.org.au
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IPA Opening Statement to NSW Legislative Council Inquiry into the Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Bill 2023
30 October 2023

IPA Opening Statement to NSW Legislative Council Inquiry into the Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Bill 2023

Thank you for the opportunity to appear before the committee today. Legislating a net zero emissions by 2050 mandate would be a grave policy mistake for New South Wales, which will cost jobs, undermine energy security and reliability, open potential avenues to activists, without providing a discernible benefit to the environment. Institute of Public Research has established that under a
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