Aaron Lane

Aaron completed his undergraduate studies at Deakin University, completing a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in economics. He completed a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with the College of Law, which led to his admission to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2012. He also holds a Graduate Diploma of Theology and a Master of Arts – where he wrote a minor thesis applying moral theology to public policy – from the University of Divinity, graduating as Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar.

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Freedom To Teach
17 December 2014

Freedom To Teach

While there has been much attention and significant resources dedicated to examining the structures surrounding the attraction, training, retention and performance of teachers, there is almost no consideration of the conditions under which teachers are employed and paid. This report examines the government school Enterprise Bargaining Agreements (EBAs) and awards across Australia, pointing to a highly inflexible and restrictive employment
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How the Price of the Minimum Wage is Paid by the Jobless
16 July 2014

How the Price of the Minimum Wage is Paid by the Jobless

This article from the July 2014 edition of the IPA Review is by Research Fellow at the IPA, Aaron Lane. The minimum wage only provides a safety net for those already in secure work. Although the minimum wage is routinely passed off as a tool to further social justice, in truth it is the opposite: a blunt instrument that hurts
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Abbott Should Take the Canadian Lead on Free Speech
16 July 2014

Abbott Should Take the Canadian Lead on Free Speech

This article from the July 2014 edition of the IPA Review is by Research Fellow at the IPA, Aaron Lane. In a visit to Canada earlier this year, Prime Minister Tony Abbott praised Canada for being a longstanding friend of Australia that has always shared our commitment to democracy and liberty. So why won’t the Australian government follow Canada’s lead
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10 May 2014

Corporatism Masquerading As Environmentalism

The Abbott government’s ‘Direct Action’ climate change policy is a throw-back to the failed economic ideologies of the past, writes Aaron Lane. If the carbon tax was ‘socialism masquerading as environmentalism’, then the Abbott government’s Direct Action plan is corporatism. It relies on big government using big regulation to pick big corporate winners. The irony is that it will be
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Economic Vandalism on the Coast
6 May 2014

Economic Vandalism on the Coast

This article from the May 2014 edition of the IPA Review is by Research Fellow at the IPA, Aaron Lane. ‘Cabotage’ describes the practice of restricting ‘coastal shipping’ (i.e. the transportation of goods between two Australian ports) to Australian-flagged ships.  We should forget about further reform – the laws should be repealed. Cabotage laws have existed for coastal shipping in Australia since
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Corporatism Masquerading as Environmentalism
6 May 2014

Corporatism Masquerading as Environmentalism

This article from the May 2014 edition of the IPA Review is by Research Fellow with the IPA, Aaron Lane. If the carbon tax was “socialism masquerading as environmentalism”, then the Abbott government’s Direct Action plan must be corporatism. It relies on big government using big regulation to pick big corporate winners. The irony is that it will be introduced just as
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6 March 2014

Submission: Review Of The National Curriculum

A significant focus of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program is in education, ensuring that the next generation is capable of learning and understanding our past and heritage in the most  academic and informative ways possible. In our submission to the Department of Education’s review of the National Curriculum, the IPA stressed the negative impact which the national curriculum posed
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