Professor Andrew Stewart

Adjunct Professor, Centre for Decent Work & Industry

Andrew is the John Bray Professor of Law. His main interests lie in employment law and workplace relations, but he also has expertise in contract law. His most recent books include Contract Law: Principles and Context and new editions of Stewart’s Guide to Employment Law, Creighton and Stewart’s Labour Law and Intellectual Property in Australia, as well as Cooperation at Work: How Tribunals Can Help Transform Workplaces and two co-edited collections, Internships, Employability and the Search for Decent Work Experience, and The Wages Crisis in Australia. He is part of several teams awarded Australian Research Council funding, including Discovery Grants to examine the regulation of post-secondary work experience and the organisation of work through digital platforms. His current research includes analysing the impact of COVID-19 on labour regulation.

Besides working as a consultant with the national law firm Piper Alderman, Andrew has provided expert advice to the International Labour Organization, to federal and State governments in Australia and to a wide range of other organisations. His work has included major reports commissioned by the Fair Work Ombudsman, the Department of Employment and the International Labour Organization on internships and work experience, by the Fair Work Commission on equal remuneration claims, and by the Victorian Government on digital platform work. He also advised the federal government on the drafting and structure of the Fair Work legislation.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and has previously been Chair of the Committee of Australian Law Deans and President of the Australian Labour Law Association, the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, and the Industrial Relations Society of South Australia. Before taking up his current post he worked at the University of Sydney and at Flinders University, where he was Dean of Law.