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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

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

Trans-Tasman dispute resolution improved

New laws aimed at resolving trans-Tasman legal disputes more effectively were launched by Australian Attorney-General George Brandis and New Zealand’s Justice Minister Judith Collins in Sydney this evening. “Trans-Tasman proceedings arrangements between New Zealand and Australia introduce a range of ...read more

Arab-jewish Peace Talks Will Start Next Week in Rhodes, U.N. Mediator Announces

After an all-day conference in Cairo with the political committee of the Arab League, Count Folke Bernadotte, U.N. mediator for Palestine, informed the Secretariat here that the work of mediation and negotiation between Arabs and Jews will begin next week ...read more

When mandatory arbitration replaces litigation, consumers lose

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2013 – Legislation that would eliminate required arbitration for employee, consumer and civil rights disputes was proposed last month. It should be passed.  Congress must act to restore fairness. Big business and corporate money, along with a ...read more

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