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Professor Andrew Stewart to present a Workplace Relations Education Series Lecture: ‘Pay Equity: Where Next?’

The Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law at the Melbourne Law School and the Fair Work Commission are pleased to invite you to a Workplace Relations Education Series Lecture being held on Tuesday 23 September at 1pm. Professor Andrew Stewart (University of Adelaide) and Dr Meg Smith (University of Western Sydney) will present the […]

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Update on unpaid internships and work experience – Professors Andrew Stewart and Rosemary Owens

The Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO), the government agency responsible for enforcing the Fair Work legislation, has released an update on its approach to unpaid internships and other forms of work experience.It charts what the agency has been doing since commissioning a landmark report on the subject in 2013 from Adelaide Law School […]

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Professor Andrew Stewart on Unpaid Internships: Experience or Exploitation?

Recently, Professor Andrew Stewart was invited to speak at an Interns Australia forum on the benefits and implications of unpaid internships in the Australian workplace. Click here to watch the video and for more information on this pertinent topic. Alternatively, click here for a summary of the report by Professor Stewart and Professor Rosemary Owens.

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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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Next CPD Event – Rectification of Contracts

Rectification is a court order correcting a mistake in a written contract or other legal document. The precise circumstances in which this important remedy will be granted have long been subject to debate. In this seminar Professor Michael Furmston, one of the world’s leading experts on contract and commercial law, will review some major and […]

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Professor Andrew Stewart story in March edition of Law Society of South Australia’s ‘Bulletin’

An article about Adelaide Law Professor Andrew Stewart’s other career as a musician appears in the March issue of the ‘Bulletin Volume 35 – Issue 2’ which is produced by the The Law Society of South Australia. The article is written by David Barnfield and is published on this blog courtesy of the Law Society […]

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Next CPD Event – Unpaid Work Experience: A Legal Challenge

A recent study commissioned by the Fair Work Ombudsman has highlighted a growing trend for job-seekers to perform unpaid work in order to gain experience and improve their employability. Such arrangements, often called internships, are becoming an accepted pathway into many professions – including the law. But are they lawful, especially under the federal Fair […]

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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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