Professional Certificate in Arbitration

25 11 2015

Resolution Institute

Offered nationally in 2016 

Designed to provide high quality education in the field of arbitration, the Professional Certificate in Arbitration >> combines the expertise of University of Adelaide Law School and the professional practice experience of Resolution Institute.

This comprehensive program equips students with an appreciation for and understanding of the role and process of arbitration, and the legislative framework of commercial arbitration in Australia. The Certificate comprises two consecutive courses:

  • Introduction to Arbitration (29 Feb – 25 June 2016)
  • Advanced Arbitration (25 July – 19 Nov 2016)

These courses are delivered flexibly online and through short intensive face to face workshops in Adelaide and Sydney.

The Certificate is offered nationally and is recognised internationally by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) as a CIArb Pathway.  

Click here to find out more or Contact Resolution Institute on 02 9251 3366 or

International day for the elimination of violence against women

20 11 2015


On the eve of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and White Ribbon Day, JCU invite you to attend the Inaugural Lecture:

 Domestic and Family Violence – its everyone’s business

Presented by:

North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Service Senior Social Worker



North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Service Men’s Project Facilitator and White Ribbon Ambassador

When:  Tuesday 24 November 2015 from 4:00pm

Where: Australian Tropical Science & Innovation Precinct, (Blg 145, Rm 030) James Cook University

Men can take the pledge to end violence against women

Winter Academy, CAS program and scholarship opportunity with the Institute for Peace and Dialogue (IPD)

20 11 2015

Resolution Institute

Winter Academy: 15 – 25 February 2016
After implementing several successful Summer Academies, IPD has launched its first international Winter Academy, covering peacebuilding, mediation, conflict resolution and intercultural dialogue. This Academy will be held in Baar, Switzerland​.

3 month CAS program: 15 Feb – 14 May 2016
Designed to develop participant’s knowledge and improve their research skills, this program involves attendance at the Winter Academy, preparation of a research paper and visits to several Swiss Institutes. A number of scholarships are available. Applications close: 20 November 2015

For more information visit:

Free workshop Domestic Violence – Townsville

2 10 2015


Lifeline and UnitingCare Community are providing a Domestic Violence Response Training program called DV-alert which provides skills to recognise, respond and refer cases of domestic and family violence.

Please see the attached flyer with details for your information and please feel free to share this flyer with your networks. DV-alert Flyer – Townsville

DV-alert is a free accredited training program conducted in all Australian states and territories. DV-alert is available at no cost to all health, allied health and frontline workers who are most likely to come in contact with people experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence.

The next training is running in Townsville  on 20th and 21st October at the Lifeline UCC building.  Please click on the link below to register.

Conflict Resolution Week Event – Thank you for attending

25 09 2015

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Thank you to everyone who attended the Conflict Resolution Week Event at the JCU city campus. It was a wonderful event and it was very nice to see lots of familiar faces, and many new ones too.

The event MC was Claire Holland, Lecturer at JCU in the Conflict Management and Resolution Program.

Claire Holland welcoming everyone to the event

Claire Holland welcoming everyone to the event


The first guest speaker of the night was Caroline Paul, Solicitor with Legal Aid Queensland, who spoke about Family Dispute Resolution in the legal aid context.

Caroline Paul, first guest speaker at the event, talking about Family Dispute Resolution

Caroline Paul, talking about Family Dispute Resolution

The second guest speaker was Dr Samantha Hardy, Associate Professor at JCU and Student Ombudsman at the University of Wollongong. Sam spoke about the role of the ombudsman and how she uses conflict resolution processes in her work with people in conflict.

Dr Samantha Hardy speaking at a Conflict Resolution Week Event

Dr Samantha Hardy speaking at a Conflict Resolution Week Event

Thank you to the event sponsors, Centacare North Queensland, Family Relationship Centre, Family Law Pathways Network North Queensland, James Cook University and the Conflict Resolvers Network.

Everyone listening intently to the guest speakers

Everyone listening intently to the guest speakers

CR Week Event

CR Week Event

CR Week Event

CR Week Event

CR Week Event

CR Week Event

CR Week Event

CR Week Event

Training: Family Dispute Resolution From a Trauma-Informed Lens

3 09 2015

family law pathways

Attached find a flyer and registration form for an upcoming workshop “Family Dispute Resolution from a trauma-informed lens” with Jon Graham and Libby Watson.

This is a valuable training course that runs for 2 days – 27th & 28th October 2015 to be held at James Cook University City Campus.

TFDR 2015 flyer rego form

Further details provided by the trainers are as follows:


Without wanting to repeat the information in the flyer (attached) here is some more information:

  • The course is designed to be an add on from any of the DV training programs such as AVERT (it is not essential that the participants have done a DV training program, but it will certainly help).
  • The course will focus on the non-court based processes, particularly how to work best in pre-FDR and FDR to assist clients to remain cognitively available for the negotiation processes.  The course is however sufficiently broad to assist lawyers to work with clients who are easily triggered.
  • We will introduce the language of trauma to the group and outline the neurophysiology of becoming triggered.  We will explore what happens when a person is triggered and becomes hyper and hypo aroused.
  • The main skills development focus of the course will be on how the family law sector can work together to maintain these hard cases, through adjustments to the various services and processes to ensure that clients have the best opportunity to remain within the “optimal zone of arousal”.
  • We will also look at the processes around reaching agreements that are in a sense informed by the traumatic past.
  • Finally we shall look at trauma informed practice in care of self, peers and organisational feedback.


The training program is capped at 20 participants so hurry and secure a place.

Parliamentary Library Summer Research Scholarships 2016

3 09 2015

Parliament of Aus


  • Are you an honours or postgraduate tertiary student with a keen interest in PUBLIC POLICY, LAW, ECONOMICS, DEMOCRACY, POLITICS or PARLIAMENT?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your research skills in an exciting and challenging environment?
  • Would you like the chance to access the collections of the Parliamentary Library?


The Parliamentary Library is offering six-week Summer Research Scholarships in January–February 2016 to support a research project on a topic of mutual interest to the Scholar and to the Australian Parliament. The successful Scholars will receive:

  • experience working in the Australian Parliament
  • privileged access to the Parliamentary Library’s collections and facilities
  • interaction with expert librarians and researchers in the Parliamentary Library
  • an honorarium of $1,800 payable as a one-off amount at the conclusion of the six-week placement

About the Parliamentary Library

The Parliamentary Library provides high quality information, analysis and advice to Senators and Members of the House of Representatives in support of their parliamentary and representational roles, as well as to their staff, the staff of committees, and the Governor-General.


For an online Application Kit, please visit

Completed applications should be emailed to:

Enquiries may be directed to:

Jonathon Guppy at (02) 6277 2721


Sue Johnson at  (02) 6277 2480


Applications close at midnight on 20 September 2015.


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