ADRIC 2015 provides a unique opportunity for delegates to discover the latest thinking in mediation practice from leading practioners working in an variety of Indigenous fields.
The conference focuses not only on the benefits of cost savings and prevention of hostile ongoing relationships, but also the parties’ self-determination which is fundamental to the mediation process.
ADRIC 2015 includes interactive sessions for delegates to gain practical experience from mediation experts working with Indigenous communities.
Who should attend?
ADRIC 2015 is aimed at anyone working in the legal, government and not-for profit sectors. Qualifications in law or mediation are not necessary however the conference does qualify as CPD activity for lawyers and mediators.
27 & 28 July, 2015
ADRIC 2015 Program
University House at the Woodward
Level 10, Law School.
185 Pelham St, Carlton 3052
Day 1 – Monday 27 July
|9.30am||Introduction from Matthew Storey, CEO of
Native Title Services Victoria
|Welcome to Country by Aunty Di Kerr,
|10am||Aboriginal Decision Making, Problem Solving and Alternative Dispute Resolution – Challenging the Status Quo|
|Keynote Speaker: Helen Bishop|
|11.30am||Emerging Trends, Challenges and Opportunities in Current Practice|
|Graham Atkinson, Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation
Meena Singh, Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
Daphne Yarram, Koori Court
Ivy Yarram, Yoowinna Wurnalung Healing Service
|Chair: Dr Valerie Cooms, National Native Title Tribunal|
|2pm||Seminar: Lost Conversations : Finding new ways for black and white Australia to lead together|
|4pm||Returning Economic Benefits that Exceed Costs:
The Yuendumu Experience
In 2010 Yuendumu was wracked by conflict. The Yuendumu Mediation and Justice Committee (YM&JC) is an innovative, responsive and highly effective Indigenous designed and driven initiative that has succeeded in restoring stability and harmony to the community. It has played a powerful role in breaking cycles of disadvantage, distress and suffering caused by unmanaged community conflict and is a positive and compelling example of the drive, vision and commitment of Aboriginal people in Central Australia to take control and responsibility for matters in their community and their effectiveness and skill in doing so.
In 2014 a cost benefit analysis (CBA) showed that YM&JC returned economic benefits that far exceeded its economic costs. CBA is a powerful tool that is widely used by governments to evaluate the impact of projects on the economic welfare. This seminar explores the importance of conflict management as the foundation for community resilience and efficacy and the effectiveness of CBA as an evaluation tool.
Professor Anne Daly and Greg Barrett, University of Canberra
Day 2 – Tuesday 28 July 2015
|9.30am||Learning from the Past: Towards Indigenous Dispute Management and Decision-Making Services|
|Toni Bauman – via video|
|10am||Prevention is Better Than Cure|
|Raelene Webb QC, National Native Title Tribunal|
|Janine Coombs, Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations|
|Christine Fewings, Federal Court of Australia|
|Jana Stewart, Right People for Country Program|
|Chair – David Bryson, Resolve Advisors|
|12pm||How to Develop a Respectful Practice – Sharing and Reflecting on Experience|
|Bronwyn Penrith, Moreton Consulting|
|David Bryson, Jim Cyngler and Bronwyn Penrith|
|4.15pm||The Future for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Indigenous Communities|
|Matthew Storey – CEO, Native Title Services Victoria|
For more information please visit the Native Title Services Victoria Website: http://www.ntsv.com.au/adric-2015/