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Our teaching, scholarship and professional activities are concerned with the many different ways in which arrangements for the performance of work (whether paid or unpaid) are constructed and controlled, both locally and globally.
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Better balance needed in State’s equal opportunity laws

Helping to protect students, patients and employees from unfair treatment due to their sexual orientation or gender identity is at the heart of a range of reforms proposed for South Australia’s equal opportunity laws. In the latest report from the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide, the Institute has […]

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Legality of Unpaid Internships

Professor Andrew Stewart has published an article on the Legality of Unpaid Internships in The Conversation.

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Congratulations to our Academics for securing University Interdisciplinary Research Funding

Last week the DVC(R) announced the outcomes of the University Interdisciplinary Research Funding round. The Faculty of the Professions secured 2 IDRF grants of $20,000 each. Sincere congratulations to the following members of the Faculty for their success in this round: • A/Prof Veronica Soebarto (Architecture) and A/Prof Paul Babie (Law), ‘Scoping study for crime […]

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Researchers to assist Fair Work Commission on pay equity

A research team based at Adelaide Law School has been engaged by the Fair Work Commission to prepare a research report on the equal remuneration provisions in the Fair Work Act. Under that Act, the Commission can make orders to ensure pay equity between male and female workers. This power has already been used to […]

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Upcoming PhD seminars for Adelaide Law School

Friday 23rd August, 11am – Karen Gross ‘The Role Institutions Play in Functional Insolvency Systems’ – Could a macroeconomic theory developed to explain the prosperity/poverty divide actually resolve a persistent regulatory problem? Friday 23rd August, 11:30am – Craig Ellis ‘Renewable Energy and Property Theory’ – Assuming a 100% renewable energy supply, would energy be considered […]

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Australia failing on child labour commitment – Media Release

University of Adelaide law experts say Australia is lagging behind much of the developed world by not signing an international convention on a minimum age for workers, while South Australia is also lagging behind the rest of the nation because it does not have adequate child labour laws. Speaking in the lead up to World […]

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Exploitation found in unpaid work experience

University of Adelaide legal experts say the use of unpaid internships and work experience in Australia could in some cases be seen as a form of exploitation, and might result in legal action against employers. That’s one of the key findings of a major report into unpaid work experience – commissioned by the Fair Work […]

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