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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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read more

Become a Mediator with 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 partner with the Mediator Training Academy mediator.academy. The Mediator Training Academy offers specialised ...read more

FamilyResolve

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 ...read more

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