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Australia’s financial dispute resolution body receives 60,687 complaints in first 10 months of operations

According to AFCAs data, 16% of licensee members had a complaint lodged against them in the first 10 months of its operations. The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), the single external financial dispute resolution scheme in Australia, has posted some ...read more

Temporary reprieve for ancient Djab Wurrung trees

The ancient trees on Djab Wurrung land near Ararat have been spared from bulldozers temporarily, with Victoria’s roads authority agreeing to delay major works until mediation with traditional owners next week. The upgrade of the Western Highway between Ballarat and ...read more

Make couples not court sort fights: Hanson

Pauline Hanson wants to force couples who split up to sort out custody and financial disputes through self-assessment to reduce the burden on family courts. The One Nation leader’s private bill will be debated in the Senate on Monday as ...read more

“Keep it out of the court system”: Victoria extends dispute resolution system to UberEats, Deliveroo drivers

Victorian UberEats and Deliveroo drivers will soon be able to take disputes to the Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) for resolution. Under amendments to the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act passed on Thursday last week, contract gig economy drivers ...read more

Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution – 2019 Intake open

Watch our new explainer video and know that additional places (compliant with current FDRP accreditation requirements) have now been added for the 2019 intake, and are filling fast. Please contact us if you are considering completing FDRP accreditation in 2019 ...read more

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Webinars 2019 Schedule released

The proposed CPD webinar program for our members is intended to cover mediation skills, practice and specific content areas. Visit our 2019 webinar program for all of your professional development needs under NMAS and FDRP Accreditation. Read More & Register ...read more
Australia’s Family Law Courts Are Crippling Families

Australia’s Family Law Courts Are Crippling Families

Family law proceedings are crippling families financially and breaking them emotionally as overburdened systems struggle to cope with a rising backlog of cases, a new book has revealed. Simone was five-years-old when her parents separated. Read more ...read more

Victoria looks to settle legal disputes online

Hopes to improve equality of access. Victorians could soon resolve civil and administrative disputes online using a new digital service offered by the state’s peak tribunal. Read more ...read more

Dispute resolution scheme “milestone”

The new dispute resolution scheme is on track to begin taking complaints at the start of November, as required financial firms have a little over a week to sign up. The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) reached a major step ...read more

Farm Debt Mediation passes Parliament

Greater protection and financial security will be provided to farmers with the Farm Debt Mediation Bill today passing through the South Australian parliament. The new legislation will enforce a mandatory mediation process before a creditor is able to foreclose on ...read more

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