Andrew Stewart


Digital platform work in Australia: preliminary findings from a national survey

The objectives of this research were to explore the prevalence and characteristics of digital platform work in Australia, gain insight into the characteristics and experiences of those participating in digital platform work, and understand the extent to which they combine digital platform work with other...

The wages crisis in Australia

Written for a general audience, the essays in this book offer many insights into one of Australia’s most pressing economic and social issues. They highlight the key point that wage stagnation is a problem with multiple causes and dimensions. It will not fix itself, but...

Unpaid work experience in Australia: prevalence, nature and impact

Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that internships and other forms of unpaid work experience (UWE) are becoming increasingly common in Australia.

Equal remuneration under the Fair Work Act 2009

The Commission’s Pay Equity Unit commissioned this research report to: assist parties to equal remuneration proceedings under Part 2-7 to engage in productive discussion and work towards greater consensus in relation to the proceedings; and inform potential parties about the matters they might be required...

Experience or exploitation? The nature, prevalence and regulation of unpaid work experience, internships and trial periods in Australia

In late 2011, we identified unpaid work in Australia as a growing issue that needed our attention. We decided that further research was needed in this area so we could understand it better. We asked Adelaide University Law School Professor Andrew Stewart and Rosemary Owens...