Professor Andrew Stewart

  • Professor Andrew Stewart

Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
University of Adelaide


Andrew Stewart is John Bray Professor of Law at the University of Adelaide. An Oxford law graduate, his previous positions include being Dean of Law at Flinders University, Convenor of the Committee of Australian Law Deans and President of the Australasian Law Teachers Association. He has been the President of the Australian Labour Law Association since 2009.

One of Australia’s leading experts in workplace relations and employment law, his many publications include the leading texts Creighton & Stewart’s Labour Law and Stewart’s Guide to Employment Law, as well as numerous articles for Australian and international journals.

Besides working for the law firm Piper Alderman as a consultant, Andrew has provided expert advice to the International Labour Organisation, to Federal and State governments in Australia and to a wide range of other organisations. His recent work has included major reports commissioned by the Fair Work Ombudsman on unpaid internships (with Rosemary Owens), and by the Fair Work Commission on equal remuneration claims (with Robyn Layton QC and Meg Smith). Prior to that, he advised the federal government on the drafting and structure of the Fair Work legislation. He is also part of two teams recently awarded ARC grants: one a Discovery Grant to study the regulation of post-secondary work experience; and the other a Linkage Grant to study the Fair Work Commission’s role in facilitating workplace cooperation.