OPPORTUNITY FOR FDR PRACTITIONERS ACROSS AUSTRALIA The national Attorney-General’s Department recently announced an EXCITING opportunity for all accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners to obtain extra work throughout Australia helping to clear a backlog of family law cases. Please see below a copy of the letter issued by the department including details on how to … More Job opportunities: FDR practitioners needed to support a nationwide “blitz” on family law cases
We are very pleased to share a special guest post from Ken Waldron introducing Mediators Beyond Borders International to the Conflict Resolvers Network. Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) I understand that some of you may already be aware of and involved in the Mediators Beyond Boarders International. However, for those of you who are not please … More Introducing Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI)
Many of you will know Judith Rafferty (nee Herrmann) as one of the JCU CMR Program lecturers. What you may not know is that, as part of her PhD research, Judith has undertaken a great deal of work assessing the experiences of female survivors of conflict-related sexual violence with transitional justice processes. A blog post … More The power of forgiveness: ‘When “sorry” seems to be the hardest word – but I don’t care’
A MESSAGE FROM CLAIRE HOLLAND, CONFLICT MANAGEMENT & RESOLUTION PROGRAM, JCU Adieu is a startup founded with the purpose to change how humans resolve conflict. Adieu is currently looking to enter a collaboration with James Cook University to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) platform to assist separating couples sort out parenting and property. The Adieu … More Calling all FDRPs and Family Lawyers based in Townsville – new pilot program using AI!
CALL FOR PRELIMINARY SUBMISSIONS REVIEW OF VICTIMS’ INVOLVEMENT IN THE SENTENCING PROCESS The NSW Attorney General has asked the NSW Sentencing Council to conduct a review of victims’ involvement in the sentencing process. In giving us the terms of reference the Attorney General noted that often questions are raised about the nature and extent of … More Call for submissions: Review of victims’ involvement in the sentencing process.
This week, Australasia’s two largest membership organisations for ADR practitioners, LEADR and the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (IAMA) made the historic decision to become a single entity. The members of both organisations voted overwhelmingly to proceed to a single, integrated body on 1 January 2015. Margaret Halsmith, Chair of … More Media release: ADR voices unite
Please come and join us for drinks, nibbles and networking at the Conflict Resolvers’ Network End of Year Function. It’s being held at James Cook University, Townsville Campus. Please see the attached flyer for details. End of year function 2014