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
Feedback requested by midday, Monday 1 September 2014 >> The Mediator Standards Board (MSB) has released a comprehensive redraft of the mediator Approval and Practice Standards, incorporated into a wider document covering other aspects of the NMAS, inviting feedback from practitioners prior to the MSB AGM in early September. Download the draft NMAS here>> LEADR … More MSB: Draft revised National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS)
A new issue of International Journal of Conflict Engagement and Resolution has just been published. In this issue: Editorial Deepening the Definitions of Success and Failure by Michal Alberstein & Jay Rothman Articles Lessons from the Frontiers of Failure – Second-Order Social Learning and Conflict Resolution by Oliver Ramsbotham Transformative Mediation – A Self-Assessment … More New issue available: International Journal of Conflict Engagement and Resolution
THE SENATE FINANCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION References Committee Invitation to make submission On 26 June 2014, the Senate referred the issue of the prevalence and impact of domestic violence in Australia to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by 27 October 2014. The committee is looking at the adequacy and … More Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence in Australia
This third edition of Dispute Resolution in Australia: Cases, Commentary and Materialshighlights the consolidation of the process of dispute management and resolution, particularly in the government sector. We are now seeing the full impact of government changes to the handling of civil disputation, with the establishment and fusing of specialist tribunals and commissions. The result … More New edition: Dispute Resolution in Australia: Cases, Commentary and Materials by SPENCER and HARDY