NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

On behalf of ADRAC, Ruth McColl AO SC, as Chair of ADRAC, is pleased to announce the release of ADRAC’s Conciliation Discussion Paper.
 

Australia has proven to be a large user of conciliation since the 19th century. Conciliation is embedded in the Australian Constitution as an ADR process. Parliaments across Australia have picked up conciliation as a dispute resolution mechanism, embedded in over 90 pieces of legislation.
 

ADRAC’s Discussion Paper is the culmination of almost three years work. It is the largest known study of conciliation in Australia.
 

The Paper includes the results of literature reviews, an extensive study of Territory, State and Commonwealth legislation, interviews and workshops with conciliators and conciliation managers, reviews of conciliation material on websites of conciliation entities, online surveys, a study of advertisements  for conciliators, and focus groups of conciliators in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
 

SUBMISSIONS
 

ADRAC publishes here its Discussion Paper on Conciliation in Australia. The Appendix to the Discussion Paper can be found here
 

ADRAC seeks submissions from any interested person or entity, before publication of a final report. Submissions should be addressed to office@adrac.org.au and received by 4.00pm, 1 December 2019.
 

Telephone enquiries may be made by ringing Jeremy Gormly (a member of the ADRAC Council), on 0400 19 09 53.

New ADRAC Website

June 15, 2018

Welcome to ADRAC's new website. Please subscribe to our email updates and join us on Twitter and Linkedin. 

New ADR Mapping Papers

June 16, 2018

Our latest mapping papers have been released. These papers cover barriers to use of ADR, ADR areas of need and ADR strategies by state and territory governments. See our 'ADR Mapping' page for further details.

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