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Regulating Work and Labour Hire in the Gig Economy

This seminar will discuss what previous case law both in Australia and overseas can tell us about the legal status of workers in the burgeoning 'gig economy' – and in particular, what entitlements or protections they might be able to claim. Professor Stewart will review some suggested regulatory responses, including the idea of creating a new category of 'independent worker' or 'platform worker' to extend a limited range of rights to those who might not qualify as employees. He will also examine the potential for the new labour hire licensing regimes in Queensland and other States to apply to work arranged through digital platforms.

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Professor Andrew Stewart (University of Adelaide)

Andrew Stewart is the John Bray Professor of Law at the University of Adelaide and a Legal Consultant to the law firm Piper Alderman. One of Australia’s leading experts in employment law and workplace relations, he is an editor of the Australian Journal of Labour Law and co-director of the Adelaide Law School’s Work and Employment Regulation research group. His books include Stewart’s Guide to Employment Law, Creighton & Stewart’s Labour Law and Cooperation at Work: How Tribunals Can Help Transform Workplaces. His current research includes Australian Research Council-funded projects on the regulation of unpaid work experience and the organisation of work through digital platforms.

This seminar is supported by QUT Institute for Future Environments (Transforming Innovation Systems enabling platform) and QUT Business School (Work/Industry Futures Research Program).

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