Andrew Short
Partner, Adelaide
I have more than 35 years experience helping clients develop and implement successful industrial strategies and resolve employment issues. I also act as counsel in industrial litigation, and always enjoy working with clients to find practical ways to resolve disputes. I am experienced in dealing with sensitive matters relating to the care of the elderly and disadvantaged.

As the head of MinterEllison’s South Australian Industrial Relations and Media team, I regularly work on some of South Australia’s largest industrial matters. I have advised government agencies on various high-profile matters. 

Career highlights

  • Acted for SA Health in investigating employee issues concerning the high profile report in abuse and mistreatment of elderly patients at the Oakden Aged Care Facility
  • Acted for the Department for Child Protection following the Nyland Royal Commission to implement new checks for child carers to enhance the safety of children in care.
  • Worked with private sector employers and government departments on employment arrangements, large litigation matters and complex investigations
  • Acted for employers in the education, defence, agriculture, resources and not-for-profit sectors
  • Appeared as counsel in industrial disputes and litigation
  • Acted for media publishers and politicians on defamation issues, including providing prepublication advice
  • Recognised by Best Lawyers in the labour and employment, and defamation and media categories, every year from 2009 to 2018