Foundations of Australian Law, Sixth Edition

2017 Callie Harvey
$89.95 Print ISBN: 978-1-925716-26-9 $49.95 eBook eISBN: 978-1-925716-27-6
Foundations of Australian Law is pitched exactly at the right level – in terms of both content and language – for business students, for law students, and for international students. This sixth edition has been fully updated to include changes in the law.

This text consists of 12 chapters, divided into four parts. Part A looks at the Australian legal system. Part B addresses torts, and defamation, nuisance and trespass. Part C covers contract law, and is divided into three clear and logical chapters. Part D details consumer law, specifically the sale of goods and consumer protection. Part E contains a Glossary of key terms, Tables of Cases and Acts, and a comprehensive Index.

To support the learning process, each of the 12 chapters includes highlighted Legal principles and Case studies, plus new Test your understanding questions to encourage legal research. Each chapter concludes with Terms & concepts review questions, Consolidation questions, and Discussion questions or challenging Problems.

Now, in addition to being an accessible and affordable textbook for Business Law students studying law in Australia, it is also the most up-to-date.”

Part 1: Chapter 1 – The basis of Australian law, Chapter 2 – The Australian parliamentary system, Chapter 3 – The hierarchy of courts, Chapter 4 – How courts make laws, Chapter 5 – The adversarial trial model;
Part 2: Chapter 6 – Tort of negligence, Chapter 7 – Defamation, nuisance and trespass;
Part 3: Chapter 8 – Contracts I, Chapter 9 – Contracts II, Chapter 10 – Contracts III;
Part 4: Chapter 11 – Sale of goods, Chapter 12 – Consumer protection.

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