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Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Journal

The Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Journal is the only double blind peer reviewed publication of it's type in the Australasian region and is available free of charge to ANZSLA members in hard copy and electronic format.  Non-members can purchase a copy from the ANZSLA Store using a credit card.  Please contact if you wish to pay by cheque or direct deposit.

Article submissions are invited from members and non-ANZSLA members by 28 February of each year.  Articles will be double-blind peer reviewed (refereed by two suitable persons, determined by the Editor, in consultation with the ANZSLA Journal Editorial Committee).  Author guidelines and an article submission form are available to download from this page.

The 2014 Volume 9 No.1 edition of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Journal is available from its dedicated members' only webpage (or by purchase via the online ANZSLA Store), and includes articles on:  

  • 'All for one and one for all … for how much longer? How WADA could tackle doping in professional team sport’  - Wark, Victoria
  • 'The integrity of sport and the privilege against self-incrimination – Is ASADA playing by the rules?’ - Crocker, Anthony
  •  'Match-fixing in football: The epistemology of the Court of Arbitration for Sport Jurisprudence’ - Deakes, Nathan
  •  'Cheating to lose: The rampant expansion of match-fixing and developing responses to defend fair competition in New Zealand sport’ - Chamberlain, Alison
  • ‘Truth or truce? The legality of restriction on Olympic athletes’ freedom of speech’ - Killeen, Anita and Hertogen, An
  • ‘Procedural fairness, disabled athletes and the Court of Arbitration for Sport’ - Donaldson, Hannah
  • ‘Don’t argue with the ref! – Legal liability for incorrect decisions of sports officials’ - O’Brien, John

The Commentator

The Commentator is an electronic publication forwarded to ANZSLA members four times each year.  It contains a case and legislation digest, as well as articles on topical and sometimes controversial issues confronting lawyers and administrators in the sports industry.   The Commentator is available free to ANZSLA members and can be purchased by non-members via Informit.


The Commentator editions are published on: 1 March (contribution deadline 21 February); 30 June (contribution deadline 23 June); 31 October (contribution deadline 24 October); and the final edition will be published on 15 December (contribution deadline 8 December). 

Author guidelines and an article submission form are available to download from this page. 


The latest Volume (No 95) of The Commentator is available to members via The Commentator dedicated page.  Here is a summary from the Editor:

In the first article for this edition, Christine Croser, a Masters student in Commercial Law at the Australian National University outlines the history of the prohibition on the use of artificial insemination in the breeding of thoroughbred horses and an unsuccessful bid to overturn the prohibition using consumer laws.

In the second article, Sarah Scully-Leaf a law student at the University of Technology Sydney analyses why the international body building community is WADA compliant in name only, with no real incentive to comply. 

The next article is an update on sports law by Andy Gibson, sports law lecturer and former ANZSLA Board member.  It includes a review of some changes in Associations Incorporation legislation and updates on Working with Children legislation.

In her President’s column, Venetia Stewart looks forward to the annual conference in Wellington in October.

This edition includes a profile of ANZSLA members Ewa Phillips and Kieran Pender. 

In my editorial I discuss the dangers of gambling in lower level sport.


Gerry Glennen


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