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Written by an expert author team, Australian Taxation Law 2018 provides a comprehensive analysis of taxation legislation, case law, rulings, administrative reforms, and policy announcements in key areas such as income tax, superannuation, GST, FBT and state taxes. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding topical tax issues and is a definitive guide through the complexities of taxation law, making it ideal for students and practitioners alike.
This is the long-awaited second edition of this widely-referenced work on the substantive law principles of investment treaty arbitration. It forms a detailed critical review of the substantive principles of international law applied by investment arbitration tribunals, and a clear and comprehensive description of the present state of the law. The first edition met with immediate success as a result of the authors’ achievement in describing and analyzing the volume of law created, applied and analyzed by tribunals. The second edition is fully updated to take account of the arbitration awards rendered in the period since 2007. Written by an internationally recognized author team, it is now the most comprehensive and up to date work in its field and no practitioner or academic can afford to be without it. Key areas of coverage include: the instruments under which investment disputes arise; the legal basis of treaty arbitration; dispute resolution and parallel proceedings; who is a foreign investor, including nationality issues and foreign control; what is an investment; investors’ substantive rights, including fair and equitable treatment; expropriation; compensation and remedies. Arbitration of overseas investment disputes is one of the fastest growing areas of international dispute resolution. The exponential growth of international investment in recent years has led to the signature of over two thousand Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) between foreign states, in addition to a wealth of multilateral treaties and other forms of concession agreements. The legal principles that have developed in this area are subject to intense debate, and are still in a state of flux. While tribunals routinely state that they are applying principles of public international law to determine disputes, many of the principles applied have only been developed recently in the context of investment treaty arbitrations, and tribunals are often guided more by the approaches taken by other tribunals, than by pre-existing doctrines of public international law. International Investment Arbitration: Substantive Principles is an important contribution to the collection and codification of the current state of practice in this field.
Written by Australian and New Zealand scholars, the book’s emphasis is on both research and practical examples that focus on attitudes, values, and behaviours within the workplace.
Sports Law introduces the body of law that governs all sporting activities in Australia – from the local clubs to the professional commercial leagues – examining the areas of law that apply to sport such as tort, criminal liability, contract, intellectual property, marketing, trade, and competition. Supported by contemporary examples and discussions, the third edition explores recent events such as the ASADA investigation into the use of supplements by the Essendon Football Club, and highlights key issues of importance in sport such as concussion, gambling, governance, and doping. This text presents complex legal concepts in clear and engaging language, offering a comprehensive analysis of Australian and international sports law, and helps students understand how the law applies to sporting activities with end-of-chapter discussion questions and hypothetical scenarios.NEW TO THIS EDITIONExpanded coverage of governance and doping, including discussion of the 2015 World Anti-Doping CodeNew topical cases and discussion of recent controversies in Australian and international sportsUpdated case examples and discussion questions to assist with assessment preparationFully updated to reflect major legislative changes
The Principle of Equity and Trusts offers students a new approach to this dynamic area of law. Professor Graham Virgo has created a rigorous yet accessible student companion which draws the field in its contemporary context, offering a critical and insightful commentary on the law, its application, and development. The text communicates the dynamic and thought provoking nature of this area of law and reflect the modern understanding of the subjects, as propounded both by the judiciary and commentators. The text offers a student focused approach providing a clearly written and accessible guide to this most fascinating area of law while equally providing the critical rigour and referencing expected from academics in the field. The Principle of Equity and Trusts promises to be a new classic in the field of equity and trusts textbook; one which is admired by lecturers and students alike.