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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 2012 Volume 7 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:


  • Promoting 'match quality' in New Zealand rugby: Authorisation of salary caps and player transfer restrictions under the Commerce Act 1986 (NZ);
  • Bringing the 'strangers' within the rules of racing; 
  • The use of multiple restraints of trade in sport and the question of reasonableness; 
  • Regulating the private conduct of employees; and
  • Field of play decisions and fairness: lessons from Sirengate.        


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


Volume 90 – 14 April 2014

In the first article for this edition, Martin Ross Partner,  Hall & Wilcox and Mark Lebbon, Lawyer at Hall & Wilcox review 4 decisions of the Court of Arbitration for Sports ad hoc Division at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Andy Gibson gives a run down on current issues. He covers a disparate number of topics including new Australian Privacy Principles, Working with Children requirements, and also provides some case updates.

In her President’s column, Venetia Stewart anticipates the long coming ASADA investigation into the use of supplements in sport, particularly in AFL and the NRL and looks at the exciting year ahead for ANZSLA, including the Adelaide conference and the New Zealand Symposium.

Also in this edition is Know our Members, where two more ANZSLA members are profiled and a report on the recent Sydney regional event.

In my editorial I discuss the right to privacy, particularly on medical matters, for our elite athletes. 


Gerry Glennen


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