Gideon Rozner

Gideon Rozner was the Director of Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs. Gideon came to the IPA because of a lifelong interest in personal and economic freedom.

Prior to joining the IPA, Gideon spent several years practicing as a lawyer at one of Australia’s largest commercial law firms, as well as several months as interim general counsel of an ASX-200 company. He has also served as an adviser to ministers in the Abbott and Turnbull Governments, advising on areas as diverse as electoral reform and northern Australian economic development. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne.

Gideon has been published in a number of outlets including The Australian, Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Age and The Spectator Australia, and has appeared on Sky News, 2GB, 3AW, ABC TV and Network Ten’s The Project.

“Economic Reforms Post-Coronavirus Must Focus On Cutting Taxes And Cutting Red Tape”
23 April 2020

“Economic Reforms Post-Coronavirus Must Focus On Cutting Taxes And Cutting Red Tape”

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. Daily IPA Comment attributable to Gideon Rozner, Director of Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs: “It is promising to see the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Brendan Murphy is discussing lifting restrictions
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“Being Tracked By The Government In Order To Be Free Is Not Acceptable”
17 April 2020

“Being Tracked By The Government In Order To Be Free Is Not Acceptable”

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. Daily IPA Comment on Coronavirus tracking app attributable to Gideon Rozner, Director of Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs: “Being tracked by the government in order to be free is not
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“Fines For Minor Breaches That Pose Very Little Risk To Public Safety”
14 April 2020

“Fines For Minor Breaches That Pose Very Little Risk To Public Safety”

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. Daily IPA Comment attributable to Gideon Rozner, Director of Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs: “The bizarre episode in which a Victorian couple were fined on the basis of a holiday
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IPA Keeping In Touch – 1 April 2020
1 April 2020

IPA Keeping In Touch – 1 April 2020

Dear IPA Members I was in the office late this time last week, joining Paul Murray Live from our Bailleu Myer media studio due to ‘social distancing’ measures at Sky’s Melbourne bureau. Our indefatigable Digital Media Production Manager Saul was still packing up as I left to make the short walk from the IPA’s office to my apartment in Spencer
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IPA Warns Against Increasing Red Tape On The Media
9 March 2020

IPA Warns Against Increasing Red Tape On The Media

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has warned against further regulation of the media in a new report More news is good news: The case against restricting broadcast journalism, which was submitted as part of the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s public consultation into impartiality and commercial influence in broadcast news. “ACMA’s discussion paper is a particularly
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More News Is Good News
9 March 2020

More News Is Good News

Click here to download the report. Notions such as the ‘death of journalism’, the proliferation of ‘fake news’ and the nefarious influence of ‘powerful voices in the media’ have been prominent in the public debate – both in Australia and internationally – for many years. However, such concerns are at best exaggerated and at worst simply wrong. Arguably, fake news
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Poll: Only 32% Of Australians Believe The ABC Represents The Views Of Ordinary Australians
27 February 2020

Poll: Only 32% Of Australians Believe The ABC Represents The Views Of Ordinary Australians

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has called on the Morrison Government to rule out giving more taxpayer dollars to the ABC that already receives over $1.1 billion per year. New polling data collected by Dynata, undertaken and commissioned by the IPA  asked Australians to agree or disagree with the statement “The ABC does not represent the
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Poll: Local Councils Should Stick To Roads, Rates And Rubbish
19 February 2020

Poll: Local Councils Should Stick To Roads, Rates And Rubbish

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has called on local councils to reduce red tape and stick to their knitting as a new poll confirms Australians’ hostility towards this growing level of government. “Australians have had a gutful of virtue signalling local councils getting involved in every area of policy except for the basics,” said Gideon Rozner,
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Roaring Into The Twenties
14 February 2020

Roaring Into The Twenties

When Ricky Gervais came roaring onto the stage at the recent Golden Globe awards, he cemented his place as the first anti-woke hero of the 2020s. ‘If you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to give a political speech,’ Gervais said. ‘You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about
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A Tale Of Two Malcolms
24 January 2020

A Tale Of Two Malcolms

When it comes to that ugly chapter in Australian political history that was Malcolm Turnbull, we always knew what we were getting. It was always – always – about Malcolm. For some, it was endearing. For most, it was exhausting. And ever since Turnbull was blasted out of the Lodge – with his outlandish streams of revisionist history – it’s
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