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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 97) 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, Nicole Pearce, a Law Student at  University of Technology Sydney discusses whether the general disparity in sport between the remuneration of the pay of men and women is discrimination and actionable.

In the second article, Zane Fookes, a law student at Victoria University of Wellington discusses the Crimes (Match-Fixing) Amendment Act 2014 NZ and interestingly, posits a an alternative draft legislation

Following on from the two previous articles, Laura Douglas, a Senior Associate at Justitia lawyers and consultants, Melbourne posits why women’s sport may be more susceptible to corruption and match fixing.

In the fourth article, Cheyenne Conroy-Mosdell, a Student at the University of Canterbury examines the current rights of celebrities to protect their images and speculates on the possible enactment of statutory protection.

The final article, by Zachary Thompson, a Juris Doctor III student, Sydney Law School and Australian Olympic Committee Brand Protection Paralegal (on secondment from Allens) looks at the current law on brand protection and ambush marketing.

In her President’s column, Venetia Stewart talks about the very successful Annual Conference held in Wellington in October.

This edition includes a profile of ANZSLA member Rowena Morgan and a book review.

In my editorial I detail a couple of amusing incidents at basketball Tribunals to end the year on a lighter note.

Gerry Glennen


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Latest ANZSLA News

  • 3 February 2017
    The 2017 Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association Annual Conference will take place in Sydney, New South Wales on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th October 2017. The organising committee is in the process of developing an exciting programme and...
  • 13 May 2016
    Vol 97 was released on 14 December and is available from the (members only) 'Publications: Commentator' page.
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