Australian Business Law: Principles And Applications, 5th Edition

by Roger Vickery, Wayne Pendleton | Professional & Technical | This book has not been rated.
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Journal Entry 1 by wingDavros-10wing from Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The new edition of Australian Business Law: Principles and Applications builds on the strengths of previous editions – providing a practical, self-paced text ideal for the classroom or student self-study. Key principles of Commercial, Contract, Consumer, Finance, Property and Workplace Law are explained clearly and concisely for students. It has been written for the relevant legal competencies/modules with Financial Services, Real Estate, Marketing and Legal Studies courses. Highly recommended for distance education and NESB students, this text enables students and teachers to clear the barriers that so often bedevil the study of business law.


New content within Australian Business Law: Principles and Applications (5th Edition) includes:

An innovative structure that retains the successful approach of previous editions, with virtually every page re-written to ensure the law is up-to-date and the information crystal clear
A straightforward guide to the complex tort law reforms that have significantly changed the negligence terrain
Expanded foundation law coverage including courts and tribunals, alternative disputes, role of juries and interpreting legislation
Updates the changes to contract and consumer protection laws through coverage of statutory changes and scores of new, relevant cases
Dedicated sections for Marketing Law & Ethics, Real Estate and Finance Law
A new full chapter on E-Commerce and Privacy law
Increased coverage of business entities, including recent CLERP reforms and major cases
Amplified practical coverage of OHS.


The following learning features, within the text, build and consolidate student learning:

End-of-chapter Summaries provide an excellent tool for student review and self-paced learning
Case Examples link legislation and case law showing students how the law is applied
Law-in-Action sections demonstrate to students the law at work in practical situations
Key Legal Terms (with definitions) at the beginning of each chapter and Margin
Notes throughout — help reinforce key concepts
Self-quiz questions (with end-of-chapter solutions) allow students to review and evaluate their knowledge
End-of-chapter Review and Guidance Questions help students assess their understanding and consolidate their skills
The ABL website provides a wealth of amplifying notes, cases, legislative guidance, examples and linked references


Part 1: Legal Foundations
1. The Legal System: Legal Foundations, the Constitution, and Statute Law
2. The Legal System: The Courts, Case Law and Dispute Resolution
Part 2: Tort Law
3. Civil Liability: Torts of Negligence
4. Civil Liability: Intentional Torts and Defamation
Part 3: Business Entities
5. Business Entities
6. The Law of Agency
7. Partnerships and Joint Ventures
Part 4: Contract Law
8. Introduction to Contracts
9. Intention to Create Legal Relations
10. Agreement
11. Consideration
12. Limited Capacity
13. Genuine Consent
14. Legality of Objects
15. Terms of a Contract
16. Transfer and Termination
17. Remedies for Breach of Contract
Part 5: Real Estate Law
18. Property Law: Real Property and Mortgages
19. Leases and transfer of real property
Part 6: Finance Law
20. Negotiable Instruments
21. Credit Law and The Financial Transactions Reports Act
22. Bankruptcy and Debt Recovery
Part 7: Consumer Protection and Competition Law
23. Sale of Goods
24. Consumer Protection
25. Restrictive Trade Practices
Part 8: Marketing, E-Commerce and Privacy Law
26. E-Commerce Law and Privacy
27. Marketing Law and Ethics
Part 9: Intellectual Property
28. Intellectual Property, Copyright, Designs, Patents, Trade Marks, and other protections
Part 10: Insurance Law
29. Insurance Law
Part 11: Workplace Environment Law
30. Employment Law and Industrial Relations
31. Occupational Health and Safety


Roger Vickery and Wayne Pendleton have many years experience teaching Business Law in TAFE. They also both have a legal background.


It provides the skills for the following Financial Services/Business Services Training Package competencies:

FNSICGEN304A Apply health and safety practices in the workplace
FNSICIND301A Work in the financial services industry
FNSICIND401A Apply principles of professional practice to work in a financial services industry
FNSACCT404A Make decisions within a legal context
It also addresses the Learning Outcomes of the NSW Accounting Modules:

7365G Occupational Health and Safety (10hrs)
8395F Commercial Law 1
9434R Law II (27hrs)"

Journal Entry 2 by wingDavros-10wing at Donated to Charity in Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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