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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 2013 Volume 8 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 ANZSLA office), and includes articles on: 

The 2013 Volume 8 No.1 of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Journal includes the following articles: - 

  • 'A spectacle cannot be owned':  A history of the uneasy relationship between copyright and sport in Australia.  Catherine Bond.
  • Financial distress and the culture of sports.  Jack F Williams and Elizabeth Simmons.
  • The contractual and ethical duty for a professional athlete to be an exemplary role model: Bringing the sport and sportsperson into unreasonable and unfair disrepute. Paul T Jonson, Sandra Lynch and Daryl Adair.
  • Train the trainers: Maintaining standards to minimise injuries and avoiding legal liability in the fitness industry.  Joachim Dietrich, Patrick Keyzer, Ian R Coyle, Kevin Norton, Betul Sekendiz, Veronica Jones and Caroline F Finch.
  • A critical analysis of the divided Court of Artbitration for Sport Jurisprudence on the World Anti-Doping Code article 10.4.  Mark Smith.
  • The sanctioning process for Specified Substances in the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code - a fresh start?  Philippe Fuchs.

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 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 92) of The Commentator is available to members via The Commentator dedicated page.  Here is a summary from the Editor:


Volume 92 – 14 December 2014

In the first article for this edition, Victoria University student, Lachlan Scully, argues that the ban in Victoria on Mixed Martial Arts fights being conducted in cages should be lifted.

In the second article, Rob Harris a Senior Solicitor and Aaron Lloyd a Partner
at Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Lawyers Auckland review a recent amendment to the Crimes Act aimed at outlawing match fixing where betting is involved. 

In her President’s column, Venetia Stewart revisits the Adelaide conference and looks forward to a summer feast of sports and next year’s conference in Melbourne to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ANZSLA.

In my editorial I discuss the continuing supplements saga in professional football in Australia.


Gerry Glennen


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