With opening address by Jeremy Gormly SC (most recent Chair of former NADRAC)
The end of NADRAC as an advisory body of the Federal Government presents a significant marker for ADR in Australia and beyond.
Together with invaluable research and development work, NADRAC provided an important line of communication to government. New and influential lines of communication are needed to all tiers of government: federal, state and local.
Individually, organisations value their lobbying pathways. Collectively - with industry colleagues - they have the opportunity to amplify their voices. Focussing the 'voice of many' on key industry issues, presents an exceptional opportunity for the future development of ADR in Australia and internationally.
The dual focus for discussion on the day will be:
- Developing engagement strategies for an industry voice to be heard by Government on ADR issues i.e. an industry-wide, practical approach which enables authoritative lobbying on ADR issues
- Developing industry strategies for increasing the uptake of ADR in the community, business and government (including - meeting any opposition to an expanded use of ADR)
ADRA has engaged a broad group to help organise the day and together they will respond to submissions on the agenda and any requests to speak. ADRA will also collate and distribute end of day proposals and motions on strategies developed for moving forward.
Our sincere thanks to:
- AIDC for the use of its premises at Level 16, 1 Castlereagh St Sydney and support staff on the day
- LEADR for taking registrations (which will include agenda submissions and requests to speak)
- IAMA for support staff on the day
- Facilitator Jeremy Gormly (most recent Chair of former NADRAC)
We look forward to meeting you at the Forum.