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Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution – 2018 Intake open

Watch our new explainer video and know that additional places (compliant with current FDRP accreditation requirements) have now been added for the 2018 intake, and are filling fast. Please contact us if you are considering completing FDRP accreditation in 2018 more

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Webinars 2018 Schedule released

The proposed CPD webinar program for our members is intended to cover mediation skills, practice and specific content areas. Visit our 2018 webinar program for all of your professional development needs under NMAS and FDRP Accreditation. Read More & Register more

Review of the family law system to begin after 40 years

The first full review of Australias family law system in 40 years has begun. It will be led by the Australian Law Reform Commission from October 1, Attorney-General George Brandis announced. Read more more

Small Business Ombudsman launches inquiry into access to justice

Access to justice is a recurring issue for small business people who are at the wrong end of a power imbalance in dealings with big business and governments. Consumer protections don’t always apply to small businesses, which have limited options more

Financial Services Ombudsman complaints surge driven by insurance and credit card disputes

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has experienced a sharp increase in disputes over the quality of advice and service customers are receiving. According to the FOS annual report, the total number of disputes across the sector jumped by 16 per more

Family law could bypass judges in plan being trialed by government

Warring parents could have their disputes about children resolved by social workers, psychologists and other non-lawyers rather than judges as part of radical family law reforms being trialled by the Turnbull government. Options for further wide-reaching reforms, including a ­potential more

Mediator Training Academy launches Mindfulness for Mediators & Negotiators Workshop

This workshop introduces mediators and ADR practitioners to the concept and practice of mindfulness plus additional skills to incorporate into your ADR practice – essentially the ability to have a mindful conversation. A mindful conversation is founded in the practice more

Banks forced to mediate with debt-stressed Qld farmers

BANKS will be forced to engage in a formal mediation process with debt-stressed Queensland farmers before starting any enforcement actions under new laws introduced to parliament today. Agriculture minister Leanne Donaldson said the Farm Debt Mediation Bill 2016 would help more

Launch of the Mediator Training Academy

Train to become an accredited mediator or improve your skills via professional development and supervision opportunities to meet accreditation requirements. The Australian Mediation Association is proud to announce the launch of the Mediator Training Academy The Mediator Training Academy more


Family Resolve connects parents and partners with mediators using webcam-enabled online dispute resolution to bring mediation processes to separating families. We assist separating parents and couples to develop cooperative parenting solutions with Online Dispute Resolution and to resolve property matters more

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