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Players, Clubs, Events and the Trade Practices Act: A Primer for Sporting Clubs


  • Clarke, Philip H.
  • Clarke, Julie


The Trade Practices Act (TPA) has had an enormous impact on how corporations in Australia may conduct their business. In relation to sporting clubs, it limits the freedom of clubs to deal with players, each other and the public. While previously many clubs may have escaped the ambit of the TPA because they were not "corporations", state equivalent Fair Trading legislation and the introduction of the national competition policy in 1995 have effectively expanded the scope of consumer and competition regulation to include individuals and associations. Consequently, an understanding of the nature and scope of trade practices regulation is now important for any sporting organisation--regardless of size or structure. This paper identifies the legislative provisions most likely to impact upon sporting clubs and examines some possible circumstances in which clubs might find themselves exposed to liability.

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  • Clarke, Philip H. & Clarke, Julie, 2003. "Players, Clubs, Events and the Trade Practices Act: A Primer for Sporting Clubs," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 6(2), pages 169-184, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:spomar:v:6:y:2003:i:2:p:169-184

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