Civil Dispute Resolution Act to commence on 1 August 2011

Attorney-General Robert McClelland today said changes to Australia’s legal system from next month will fundamentally change the way people resolve issues in the federal courts.

Mr McClelland said the commencement of the Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011 on 1 August 2011 will result in more people resolving disputes before going to court, saving money, time and stress.

“Australia’s legal system is changing. We are moving away from an adversarial culture of litigation to a broader approach to dispute resolution,’ Mr McClelland said.

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