The ANZSLA Commentator - 100th edition
The 100th edition of The ANZSLA Commentator has been published and is available free to members from The Commentator page of the website.
In the first article for this edition, Sporting integrity- where is the transparency?, Anthony Crocker a barrister in Adelaide, discusses the template athlete agreement provided by ASADA to sports and the inclusion of a clause wherein athletes contractually give away some of their privileges otherwise afforded at law.
In the second article, Andrew McCormick a Partner in Brandts-Giesen McCormick Lawyers, Rangiora NZ article examines New Zealand Rugby's recently released "Respect and Responsibility Review" and queries whether its aspirational goals are attainable, especially with reference to a new area of concern, being the use and abuse of social media.
The third article, by Julia Fimiani, a JD Student at University of Melbourne, explores the potential and reasons for image rights protection in Australia for athletes.
In the fourth article, Brieanna Mercer, a Solicitor with Bennett+ Co., Perth analyses the case of Western Australian Rugby Union v Australian Rugby Union in which Western Australian Rugby Union tried to have the expulsion of Western Force from the Super Rugby competition by the Australian Rugby Union, overturned.
In her President's column, Venetia Bennett celebrates the 100th. Edition. She also reports on the very successful Sydney conference and the Board elections and possible changes to the structure of the Board. This edition includes profiles of ANZSLA members Laura Sigal and Martin Frayne. There is a special 100th edition insert, in my editorial I celebrate the 100th edition.
If you are a member of ANZSLA you can view the 100th Edition of the Commentator here.