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Sports Law in Australia, Second edition

By Andy Gibson


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of sports law in Australia deals with the regulation of sports activity by both public authorities and private sports organizations. The growing internationalization of sports inevitably increases the weight of global regulation, yet each country maintains its own distinct regime of sports law and its own national and local sports organizations. Sports law at a national or organizational level thus gains a growing relevance in comparative law.

The book describes and discusses both state-created rules and autonomous self-regulation regarding the variety of economic, social, commercial, cultural, and political aspects of sports activities. Self- regulation manifests itself in the form of by-laws, and encompasses organizational provisions, disciplinary rules, and rules of play. However, the trend towards more professionalism in sports and the growing economic, social and cultural relevance of sports have prompted an increasing reliance on legal rules adopted by public authorities. This form of regulation appears in a variety of legal areas, including criminal law, labour law, commercial law, tax law, competition law, and tort law, and may vary following a particular type or sector of sport. It is in this dual and overlapping context that such much-publicized aspects as doping, sponsoring and media, and responsibility for injuries are legally measured.

This monograph fills a gap in the legal literature by giving academics, practitioners, sports organizations, and policymakers access to sports law at this specific level. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Australia will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative sports law.

Publish Date 12/01/2017
Publish Frequency Annually
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041194817
SKU 10057906-0001
Table of Contents

The Author

List of Abbreviations


General Introduction

Part I. Organisation of Sports

Chapter 1. General Issues

Chapter 2. Sport and Criminal Law

Chapter 3. Sport and Tort Law

Part II. Sport and Status

Chapter 1. Public Regulation

Chapter 2. Private Regulation

Part III. Doping and Sport

Part IV. Sport and Commerce

Chapter 1. Broadcasting of Sports Events

Chapter 2. Marketing

Chapter 3. Business Structures

Selected Bibliography

Table of Cases

Table of Statutes