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Tim Wilson

A renowned International Public Policy Analyst, Media Commentator and Presenter

Tim is a prominent figure in Australia’s media, known for his bold and thought-provoking commentary on both local and global issues. With a strong foundation in philosophical principles and evidence-based analysis, he fearlessly challenges conventional perspectives, sparking engaging discussions and debates. Whether on radio shows like 3AW with Tom Elliott or 'the weekend break' with Grubby and Dee Dee, Tim’s passionate and controversial approach never fails to leave a lasting impact.

As one of Australia’s most trusted and leading voices on International public policy, Tim provides insightful media commentary on topics ranging from health to intellectual property to climate change. He can be seen writing frequent columns in ‘The Australian’, the ‘Wall Street Journal’ Asia and Europe, and the ‘Australian Financial Review’, as well as many newspapers in the Asia Pacific region. His expertise is underlined by countless academic achievements, including a Master of Diplomacy and Trade and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, a Diploma of Business, training in Carbon Accounting, completion of the Asialink’s Leaders Program at the University of Melbourne, and a Graduate Diploma of Energy and the Environment (Climate Science and Global Warming) from Perth’s Murdoch University. 

Tim has completed a specialist executive education on IP at the WIPO Worldwide Academy, and an International Trade and Global Health Diplomacy at the Institut de Hautes Études Internationales et du Développment, Geneva. He could also be seen serving on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s IP industry consultative group, and is a Senior Fellow at New York's Centre for Medicine in the Public Interest. As well as working in international development across South East Asia, consulting and politics, including delivering Australia's aid program for the Vietnamese government to host APEC, and advising State and Federal politicians.

With a diverse background in executive education and specialist training, Tim brings a comprehensive understanding to his role as Director of the Intellectual Property and Free Trade Unit at the Institute of Public Affairs, and as a Senior Associate at communication strategy consultancy at SDA Strategic. His vast affiliations further solidify Tim’s reputation as a credible voice with impactful influence in the field.

As the former co-host of ABC News 24 Snapshot segment, Tim continues to make regular appearances on the network’s ‘News Breakfast’ and ‘The Drum’, as well as Sky News Lunchtime Agenda and The Contrarians. On radio, Tim can also be seen as a ‘Wrapper’ for Jon Faine on ABC 774. 

Beyond his media and academic pursuits, Tim’s influence extends into international development consultancy and political advisory roles. Yet, he still manages to find balance in his love for the arts, maintaining memberships in esteemed cultural institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the ‘Tate Modern’, and the National Gallery of Victoria. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, the Australian-American Association, and the Melbourne-South Yarra Group. With a multifaceted approach to life, and an unwavering commitment to engagement and excellence, Tim embodies the essence of modern-day intellect and influence.

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