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Undertake continual professional development to meet your NMAS and FDRP accreditation requirements

These specialist interactive courses and events are delivered by practicing mediators, and allow you to add input on key subjects. Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Events are a constantly evolving portfolio of short training courses and events. The events are ...read more
Phillip & Nicola

Continuing Professional Development Series: Face to Face

The Australian Mediation Association is proud to present again Nicola Hartfield and Professor Philip Green. They have presented on these topics throughout New Zealand, to the Law Society of NSW, the Australian Mediation Association, Bond University and in April 2014 ...read more

Continuing Professional Development Series: Online

Undertake continual professional development to meet your NMAS and FDRP accreditation requirements. Continuing Professional Development – Online Wednesday 20 August (5.00 – 6.30pm AEST) Speciality session: Mediation practice in Regional Australia: how it works. Presenter: Megan Lewis, facilitated by Linda ...read more

A Small Business Ombudsman moves closer

The government says it is committed to establishing a Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman “with real power”. It has now released a discussion paper on establishing such an ombudsman. The Minister for Small Business, Bruce Billson, said the idea ...read more

Budget 2014: Small Business Commissioner scrapped in favour of $8 million Small Business Ombudsman

The Australian Small Business Commissioner will be replaced by a Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, which will act as a “concierge for dispute resolution”. The federal government has allocated $8 million over four years to establish the ombudsman, with ...read more

FOS to deliver on first stage of resolution changes

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has claimed it would deliver on the first stage of changes to streamline and accelerate its dispute resolution process by June of this year with rolling improvements to be implemented until July 2015. Earlier this ...read more

ONLINE MEDIATION TRAINING COURSE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MEDIATOR STANDARDS

The Australian Mediation Association is offering its superior quality, highly skilled training curriculum fully online and on demand! This is a premier opportunity to learn from some of the best in the conflict prevention and resolution training industry. Through the ...read more

ADR Insurance Renewal Reminder

Please remember that Insurance is compulsory for National Accreditation and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners. Policy renewal reminders for AMA members are currently being sent. We have now deployed a more friendly service online which will ensure that your policy is ...read more

FOS to speed up dispute process with sharper, simpler model

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) will fast-track its decisions, introduce a simplified process and draw on specialist expertise earlier in dispute processes to reduce the length of time taken to resolve disputes. The actions are in response to the independent ...read more

Lawyer reveals key to ATO dispute resolution

An industry lawyer has revealed tips for SMSF professionals to resolve a trustee dispute or contravention with the ATO. Speaking at the SPAA national conference in Brisbane recently, Cooper Grace Ward partner Fletch Heinemannsaid early interactions are “crucial” to resolving ...read more

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