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 COVID-19 Economic Update – 26 March 2020
26 March 2020

IPA COVID-19 Economic Update – 26 March 2020

A new daily email by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, providing the latest economic data and policy measures for journalists, commentators and IPA members. Latest daily comment attributable to Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs:  “Federal and state governments must reduce taxes and cut red tape to support jobs and economic
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IPA Keeping In Touch – 25 March 2020
25 March 2020

IPA Keeping In Touch – 25 March 2020

Dear IPA Members Australians will get through this because of our values and our way of life. Our challenge will be to ensure that the Australian way of life is not permanently disfigured as a result of this crisis. The Australian way of life entails individual freedom, hard work, aspiration, egalitarianism, small business creation, home ownership, sporting prowess and success,
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Listen To The Experts And Elites, But Remember They’ve Got Form
25 March 2020

Listen To The Experts And Elites, But Remember They’ve Got Form

The Prime Minister’s call for Australians to heed the advice of his government’s experts may fall on deaf ears because the experts and elites have let this country down so many times before,  In his press conference last Wednesday, Scott Morrison said “if you hear it from me, if you hear it from a Premier, if you hear it from [Chief Medical Officer]
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Cut Red Tape To Save Jobs
20 March 2020

Cut Red Tape To Save Jobs

“Regulations that stop Australians keeping their job and their businesses open must be scrapped,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The call comes with the release of new report today from the Institute of Public Affairs, The Growth of Regulation in Australia, which finds that over the past 15 years, unelected
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Stimulus Package A Missed Opportunity
13 March 2020

Stimulus Package A Missed Opportunity

“By focusing on cash handouts and short-term measures, the stimulus is a missed opportunity to address Australia’s structural economic problems through lower taxes, less red tape, and energy market deregulation,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “The stimulus package is the good, the bad, and the missing: the expansion
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McKenzie’s Removal Was A Bad Day For Democracy
7 February 2020

McKenzie’s Removal Was A Bad Day For Democracy

In the Battle of Bridget, the unelected bureaucrats have triumphed over the will of the Victorian people with the effect of diminishing the value of our democracy. Senator Bridget McKenzie has paid a steep price for the sports rorts scandal, being forced to resign as Minister for Agriculture and leave Cabinet. The usual narrative around McKenzie’s dismissal was that it
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Unelected Bureaucrats Engaged In ‘Political Hit Job’ At Labor’s Request
3 February 2020

Unelected Bureaucrats Engaged In ‘Political Hit Job’ At Labor’s Request

The real scandal in the grants administered by Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie is that unelected bureaucrats at the Australian National Audit Office engaged in political hit job against a conservative politician at the request of Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus. The ANAO undertook its Award of Funding under the Community Sport Infrastructure Program audit at the request of Mr Dreyfus. The
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Economic Zone Can Be Boost For North
31 January 2020

Economic Zone Can Be Boost For North

Making Northern Australia a special economic zone with low taxes and less red tape, and devolving governance away from Canberra to regional hubs such the Kimberly, will deliver an economic boom and make Australia safer. According to a report earlier this month, the Government is planning to strengthen Australia’s engagement with India and Southeast Asia, in part to reduce Australia’s
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IPA Urges Special Economic Zones To Assist Bushfire Recovery As New Poll Finds Australia Has Too Much Red Tape
13 January 2020

IPA Urges Special Economic Zones To Assist Bushfire Recovery As New Poll Finds Australia Has Too Much Red Tape

Free market has today urged the Federal and State Government’s to set up Special Economic Zones in bushfire affected areas. Businesses in such zones could be exempted from particular government taxes, charges, and regulations. This comes as Andrew Colvin the former Australian Federal Police commissioner appointed to lead the newly-created National Bushfire Recovery Agency has publicly acknowledged the potential of
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Closer to Home
19 December 2019

Closer to Home

This article from the Summer 2019 edition of the IPA Review is by Director of Research Daniel Wild and IPA Research Fellows Zachary Gorman and Andrew Bushnell. It is an edited extract from ‘Australian Values and The Enduring Importance of the Nation-State’, a research report prepared for the Senate Inquiry. If Donald Trump has achieved nothing else, he has at
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