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Australian Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Bulletin (2016) Vol 3 No 2 pp 22-38

Hi all,

Attached is a copy of the May edition of the Australian Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Bulletin. This edition features not only Mary Walker's article posted below, but also Anne Ardargh's article on ADRA's 30th celebrations.

Thanks again to everybody who came along to celebrate our 30th celebrations and to those who supported ADRA along the way.


[Excerpt from AIDC Newsletter 2014] Mediation: From the Outside Looking In

Ever wondered how mediation looks from the outside? As viewed by an observer. How do community members, workplaces, business, government and other potential users, view mediation practice? Is mediation still perceived as “alternative”, or is it now seen as “the norm”, “the way of the future”, or something else?

In this edition, AIDC chats with a member of “Generation Next”, about her perceptions of mediation.


Assessing the NSW Youth Justice Conferencing Scheme in Light of the Theory of Restorative Justice

The following article provides an introduction to restorative justice and the NSW Youth Justice Conferencing Scheme. Citations were omitted in this post for convenience. The full article with citations is available as an attachment.

Many thanks to Peter O'Brien for your time and effort in reviewing the article for publication on this website.

Andrew Wong


DR Forum's Annual Forum Day

On 14 May this year, you attended the DR Forum's Annual Forum Day.  During the afternoon on that day, three discussion groups considered a selection of issues relating to the Industry Forum's continued development.

Below for download are three proposals that were developed by the discussion group that was looking at the Forum's role, purpose and focus; each of the proposals includes the establishment of a sub-committee to oversee a selection of cooperative activities.  The Forum Steering Committee have agreed that the proposals be forwarded to that days' attendees.  

The Steering Committee welcomes the submission of expressions of interest from Forum members keen to join a sub-committee and take an active role in establishing and overseeing the activities that have been identified.  

The Steering Committee is aware that these proposals are important for the long-term development of DR in Australia and represent a valuable, practical contribution from the DR Industry Forum.  

Expressions of interest can be emailed to either 

Katherine Johnson (Chair, Steering Committee): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

Alysoun Boyle (member, Steering Committee): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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