Vale Ken Hinds

The Australian Disputes Centre is deeply saddened at the passing of friend and colleague Ken Hinds, who passed away peacefully on 3rd September 2018, aged 74. Ken was a highly respected engineer, project manager, forensic expert, mediator, adjudicator, arbitrator and an art collector extraordinaire. Speaking at Ken’s funeral service in Caloundra on 10 September 2018, ADC’s Director, Professor Doug Jones, described Ken as ‘’a true renaissance man’’. Ken was a lead innovator in the engineering field and Doug Jones spoke [...]

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Lessons from the New Zealand ADR Experience

The Hon. Christopher Finlayson QC’s insights as the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations “Many of the disputes arise because of personality differences and poor interpersonal relationships. I often quote former Northern Ireland Secretary Willy Whitelaw who would lament about meeting Catholics and Protestants in Belfast. He concluded some of them couldn’t even agree on what day it was.” With humorous and insightful commentary from his experience as the former Attorney General of New Zealand and Minister for Treaty of [...]

Lessons from the New Zealand ADR Experience2019-09-21T11:34:02+10:00

ADC First Nations’ Panel Launch

Innovation in Cross-cultural Dispute Resolution The ADC’s First Nations Panel was launched in Sydney on 10 August 2018. In celebration of the new Panel, we were honoured by the Welcome to Country extended by Nathan Moran, CEO, Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council. To mark the Panel’s launch and its significance, Aboriginal Elder and a Board Member of Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council, Graham Davis-King, also generously extended his congratulations and engaged attendees in song and ceremony. Mr Moran later presented [...]

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Dispute resolution and civil justice – thriving through innovation

Professor Peta Spender, Deputy Dean of ANU Law School Statistically, more people will go to their health or welfare advisers than a private lawyer for legal advice.1 As Professor Peta Spender, Deputy Dean of ANU Law School, pointed out in her presentation at ADC’s Innovate, Mediate and Thrive! Symposium, this certainly raises doubts about the accessibility of the civil justice system currently. Highlighting a number of key innovations in the civil ADR space, Professor Spender’s presentation left no doubts as [...]

Dispute resolution and civil justice – thriving through innovation2019-09-21T11:34:02+10:00

Upcoming Events

  • ADC Panel Bi-Annual Administration Fee April 2021-March 2023
    • ADC Panel Bi-Annual Administration Fee
      April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2023
      12:00 am - 11:55 pm
  • Online Mediation Training - August 2021
    • Days 1 - 3 (Online)
      August 4, 2021 - August 6, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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      August 9, 2021 - August 10, 2021
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    We are thrilled to bring you ADC's flagship Mediation Training & Accreditation in our highly regarded COVID-safe format. Choose the ADC difference; up-skill now to…

  • Conflict Resolution & ADR
    • Conflict Resolution & ADR Training
      August 4, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Have you ever thought ‘I could have managed that conflict situation better’? Or even better still, avoided it before it began! Conflict can occur in any contractual and personal…

  • Online Mediation Accreditation Day
    • August 11, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Essential Accreditation/s for today’s Mediators  ADC’s ‘Online Mediation Accreditation’ Industry Approved Pathway to Australian National Mediation Accreditation (NMAS) Internationally Approved by the Chartered Institute of…

  • Hybrid Mediation Training (in-person and online) – Darwin, August 2021
    • Days 1 - 3 (In-person Darwin, or online)
      August 11, 2021 - August 13, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Days 4 - 5 (Online)
      August 16, 2021 - August 17, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    We are thrilled to bring you ADC's flagship Mediation Training & Accreditation in a hybrid format. As we move carefully to a more open Covid-safe…

  • Conflict Resolution & ADR
    • Conflict Resolution & ADR Training
      August 11, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Have you ever thought ‘I could have managed that conflict situation better’? Or even better still, avoided it before it began! Conflict can occur in any contractual and personal…

  • Mediation Refresher Training - Online
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      August 16, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      August 17, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    This one day programme is intended for candidates preparing for accreditation or re-accreditation, mediators seeking to complete their CPD requirements and those seeking an opportunity…

  • International Night Class – Accelerator Online Mediation Training – August/September 2021
    • Days 1 - 3
      August 16, 2021 - August 18, 2021
      7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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      August 23, 2021 - August 25, 2021
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    International Night Class Up-skill and Accelerate your Career! Choose the ADC difference, and develop your global connections… How do you become a internationally accredited mediator,…

  • Online Mediation Accreditation Day
    • August 18, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Essential Accreditation/s for today’s Mediators  ADC’s ‘Online Mediation Accreditation’ Industry Approved Pathway to Australian National Mediation Accreditation (NMAS) Internationally Approved by the Chartered Institute of…

  • International Night Class: Online Mediation Accreditation Day – August/September 2021
    • September 6, 2021 - September 7, 2021
      7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Essential Accreditation/s for today’s Mediators  ADC’s ‘Online Mediation Accreditation’ Industry Approved Pathway to Australian National Mediation Accreditation (NMAS) Internationally Approved by the Chartered Institute of…