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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 98) 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, Ian Latham, a Sydney barrister discusses various aspects of the law as they apply to the Australian Football League.

In the second article, Marcus Playle  a Solicitor with Russell McVeagh, Auckland argues the case for the banning of unregistered player agents in New Zealand and even on a global basis.

In her President’s column, Venetia Stewart hails the rise in women's sport and in particular the introduction of AFLW and reports on a recent strategic review by the ANZSLA Board.

This edition includes a profile of ANZSLA member Sue Irwin Ironside.

In my editorial I showcase a new sport for our senior citizens – Walking Basketball.

Gerry Glennen


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