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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 93) 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, Jenny Williams, an Organizational Psychologist and High Performance Strategist and principal of “Best on Ground Performance” discusses factors other than ability and performance which are important for an athlete in choosing the right coach and team to sign up to.

In the second article, James McIntyre, Special Counsel at HBM Lawyers, Brisbane reviews the case of Miller v Lithgow City Council and the lessons to be learned for schools, sports clubs and facilities.

In the third article for this edition, Victoria University law student, Lachlan Scully, argues that WADA Code in inappropriate to deal with team situations such as the Essendon Football saga.

The next article is an update on sports law by Andy Gibson, sports law lecturer and former ANZSLA Board member.  It includes comprehensive analysis of Australian Working with Children requirements and scalping legislation.

In her President’s column, Venetia Stewart updates members on ANZSLA news including 3 members who received Queens Birthday honours.

This edition includes a profile of ANZSLA members Terry Gracey and Andrew Gilchrist.

There is also a report from ANZSLA regional events held in Adelaide in December, Brisbane in July, Sydney in August and the second New Zealand Sports Law Symposium which was held in July.

In my editorial I discuss the continuing racial and homophobic sledging in sport.

Gerry Glennen


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