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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

Productivity Commission foreshadows recommendation for all government agencies to prepare dispute resolution management plans

On 8 April 2014, the Australian Government Productivity Commission released its draft report on ‘Access to Justice Arrangements‘ for public consultation and input. The Commission’s terms of reference received in June last year were wide ranging, focussing on access to ...read more
Work Resolve

WorkResolve – Fixing People Problems

The Australian Mediation Association is pleased to launch a workplace specific ADR service WorkResolve, a joint venture initiative with Private-Mediation and Manning Consultants. WorkResolve aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. We solve conflict management problems ...read more

Building capacity in the Indonesian Courts to improve the availability of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)

The Australian Mediation Association was invited by the Family Court of Australia in Melbourne on Monday 7 October, as a guest of the Chief Justice, to present to a delegation of Indonesian Judges on our ADR experiences and lessons learnt ...read more

Parties agree to National Premier League mediation

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria announced yesterday that it had arranged a meeting with senior Football Federation Australia representatives and a committee representing clubs opposed to the current National Premier League model for mediation.  FFV have said the aim of the meeting ...read more

Small Business Minister outlines new role for Small Business Commissioner

New Federal Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson has outlined his initial plans to morph the Federal Small Business Commissioner’s role into the newly created position of Federal Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman. Speaking in Melbourne late last week ...read more

Prime Minister Tony Abbott urges China to resolve disputes with neighbours

TONY Abbott has urged for a peaceful solution to disputes between China and its neighbours in the South China Sea, warning of the risk of potential war in Australia’s most critical trade route. While trade liberalisation dominated discussions at APEC ...read more

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