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Daniel Wild

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Research Fellow

Daniel Wild is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. He specialises in red tape, regulation, economic policy, the philosophy of free enterprise, and criminal justice. Daniel has authored a number of research papers, and has published op-eds in The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Courier Mail, and The Spectator.

Daniel has also appeared on a number of occasions as a policy commentator on Sky News PM Agenda and Channel 7 News.

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 worked at the Commonwealth Department of Finance where he worked on deregulation. Daniel holds an honours qualification in economics and a degree in international studies from the University of Adelaide.

Related publications

IPA: LNP Leading Australia With Red Tape Reduction Plan


The Queensland Opposition's plan to cut red tape by committing to a 20% red tape reduction target is a strong policy. However, more should be done such as through implementing a one-in-two-out approach to regulatory reduction, according to free...

IPA: Turnbull Government Makes Wrong Choices On Taxes And Spending


"This Budget lacks the ambition needed to fix the deep structural problems with our national economy and finances. Taxes will continue to rise, and government will remain too big", said Daniel Wild, research fellow with the free market think tank...

Reducing Red Tape In Australia - One In Two Out Rule


Red tape costs the Australian economy $176 billion, 11 per cent of GDP, each year in foregone economic output. Similarly, in the US red tape is estimated to cost $2 trillion annually, or 12 per cent of GDP.1 On 30 January 2017, the Trump...

Australia Needs A One In Two Out Rule


Today the Institute of Public Affairs released a new research report, Reducing Red Tape in Australia: ‘One in, Two Out' Rule. The research found Australia would have 107,885 fewer pages of regulation and 6,990 fewer rules today if a...

The New Brisbane Line

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Scott Hargreaves and Daniel Wild

In the darkest days of World War II, military planners considered falling back to protect Australia's industrial heartland in the south-east, below what became known as the Brisbane Line. Now Australia has a new Brisbane Line, stretching more or...

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Four Year Terms Are A Bad Idea

Ideas & Liberty The Spectator Australia 24th February, 2017

The election of Donald Trump, the vote for Brexit, and the return of One Nation have all threatened the centre-right status quo, while on the left,...

Strip Greens of pointless funding

Energy | Daniel Wild
Courier Mail 5th October, 2016

After years of litigation, environmental activists have been dealt a terrible intellectual and legal blow by the Queensland Supreme Court:...

WA Labor's uranium ban sells the state short

Energy | Daniel Wild
The Spectator Australia 14th September, 2016

According to WA Labor's Plan for Jobs, ‘a McGowan Labor Government will free business from the burden of poor regulations'. Yet if elected WA...

Red tape is strangling Australia's primary resources industries

Economics & Deregulation | Daniel Wild
The Australian 15th August, 2016

The Palaszczuk government's proposed changes to native vegetation laws demonstrate how Australia's economic growth and prosperity is being held...

As a rule, bureaucracy is smothering agriculture

Economics & Deregulation | Daniel Wild
Weekly Times 10th August, 2016

The Productivity Commission's call to slash red tape across the agricultural sector is exactly what our farmers need. The recently released draft...