What Next for Casual Work? WorkPac v. Rossato, Fair Work Act Amendments, and the Challenges Ahead

Professor Andrew Stewart

The right of employers to hire staff on a casual basis in almost any role they choose seems to have been cemented by recent amendments to the Fair Work Act, and by the High Court’s ruling in the WorkPac v. Rossato case. Casual jobs are already dominating Australia’s employment recovery from COVID. What will these new developments mean for the further spread of casual and precarious work? What are the other implications of the High Court ruling for future employer strategies? And what options remain for limiting the spread of casual and insecure work? We are honoured to host renowned labour law expert Prof. Andrew Stewart from the University of Adelaide, to discuss these developments and their implications.


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