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Aaron Lane

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Legal Fellow

Aaron Lane is a Legal Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. He specialises in employment, industrial relations, regulation, and workplace law.

Aaron is a lawyer, admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria. He holds degrees in commerce, law and arts, and is currently undertaking a PhD at RMIT University.

He has appeared on ABC's ‘The Business' and Network Ten's ‘The Project', and his opinion pieces have been published in The Australian, The Age and The Guardian.

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Submission to the Inquiry into the impact of the Government's Workplace Bargaining Policy


Enterprise bargaining requires negotiation from both sides. The government's policy provides the flexibility for this to occur on the employer side. This is in stark contrast to the public sector unions' bargaining policy, which, as the IPA...

Code Red

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Aaron Lane and Gideon Rozner

While the Turnbull Government recently introduced legislation to the Parliament to prohibit EBA clauses that restrict an emergency management body's ability to manage volunteers, this change does not go far enough. Instead, the Fair Work Act must...

Opening remarks to Victorian Parliament ride sourcing inquiry

SUBMISSION | Darcy Allen, Chris Berg and Aaron Lane

Regulatory decisions surrounding the ridesharing industry are of critical importance to the Victorian economy because they will set a precedent for the disruptive potential of the sharing economy more broadly. The most general principle...

Uber tax and more red tape on progress


"Victoria can legalise ride-sharing without new taxes for consumers, and without new red tape for drivers," said Aaron Lane, Legal Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today the Victorian government announced that it would establish a single...

New Workplace Volunteer Legislation Important But Much More Should Be Done

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan and Aaron Lane

Today's announcement of new federal legislation to prohibit enterprise agreement content which restricts the ability of emergency management organisations to manage volunteers is welcome, but more significant workplace relations reforms still need...

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Public service perks don't pass the pub test

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | Aaron Lane
Sydney Morning Herald 17th November, 2016

Enterprise bargaining is a two-way street. Public sector unions cannot continue to argue that well-paid public servants deserve additional...

Potential rorting a warning for PaTH program

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | Aaron Lane
Online Opinion 21st July, 2016

Allegations of potential rorting of the Victorian Labor government's 'Back to Work' scheme is a warning shot across the bow of the re-elected...

ABCC row a distraction from the main game

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | Aaron Lane
Sydney Morning Herald 18th April, 2016

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has shown courage and ambition by threatening a double dissolution election if the Senate fails to restore the...

Why frequent flyers should care about interchange fees

Economics & Deregulation | Aaron Lane
Sydney Morning Herald 9th March, 2016

Frequent flyers should be concerned about the Reserve Bank of Australia's proposed changes to interchange fee regulation that specifically targets...

Federal government must learn from chaplains case

Freedom of Speech | Aaron Lane
The Australian 4th July, 2014

The unanimous High Court decision in the Williams (No 2) school chaplains case offers the Abbott government a historic opportunity to restore...