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Adelaide Law School researchers host an international workshop in Spain

This week Professor Rosemary Owens and Dr Joanna Howe will lead an international workshop at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Oñati, Spain. The theme of the workshop is ‘Temporary Labour Migration in a Globalised World – The Regulatory Challenges’. Both Owens and Howe were the recipients of a prestigious grant from […]

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NSW Parliamentary Committee backs recommendations on unpaid work

The NSW Parliament’s Committee on Children and Young People has completed an inquiry into volunteering and unpaid work placements among children and young people in that state. In dealing with unpaid work experience, its report makes extensive reference to research and submissions by Adelaide Law School Professors Rosemary Owens and Andrew Stewart. Among other things, […]

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ARC grant to boost internships research

A group of Adelaide Law School researchers have been awarded a major grant by the Australian Research Council to study the regulation of internships and other work experience arrangements. The research team is led by Professors Rosemary Owens and Andrew Stewart, who have already produced a groundbreaking report on this subject for the Fair Work […]

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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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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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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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