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 fourth expanded
edition of Foundations of Australian Law has been fully updated to
include changes in the law. It also fully covers the new Competition and
Consumer Act 2010.
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, but it is also the most up-to-date.
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, Chapter 6: Tort of negligence, Chapter 7: Defamation, nuisance and trespass, Chapter 8: Contracts I, Chapter 9: Contracts II, Chapter 10: Contracts III, Chapter 11: Sale of goods, Chapter 12: Consumer protection
About the authors
Callie Harvey, BEd (Bus) (Melb), DipEd (Post grad) (Melb), MEd (Melb), has taught at RMIT University since 1995, teaching law subjects in many programs including those designed for international students. She has also completed a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training. Callie has experience as an Education Quality Auditor — a role which involved the auditing of local and international student programs. Using her extensive knowledge and in-depth understanding of teaching and learning, Callie has applied the methods that work best to design a teaching package – that includes this textbook – to help students more effectively learn the foundations of Australian law.