The International Chamber of Commerce has released new rules for mediation and other Amicable Dispute Resolution processes administered by its International Centre for ADR (ICADR). The Mediation Rules, which came in to effect on 1 January 2014, “reflect modern practice and set clear parameters for the conduct of proceedings, while recognizing and maintaining the need for […]

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting and hearing from Monash University’s ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition team. With the support of the ACJI, the team of Tessa Sullivan, Jemima Roe, Joanna Paul and Julia Larner, and their coaches Naomi Burstyner (ACJI, Monash University) and Wendy Gaddie (ACJI, Monash University),  travelled to Paris last […]

Rising VFL star Kane Lambert found himself at the centre of an inter-club quarrel during the 2013/14 transfer window.The 22-year-old Northern Blues midfielder was not named in the AFL National and Rookie draft lists for the 2014 season, despite being named in the VFL Team of the Year, winning the Fothergill-Round Medal for the best […]

One of my favourite “reality” TV shows – in fact one of the few I watch – is Project Runway. Filmed in New York, the show pits aspiring designers against each other with seemingly impossible sewing challenges, with each episode culminating in a runway show and elimination. Like many such shows, the contestants are housed […]

I was recently asked my opinion on a dispute between members of a local association, who were unhappy about past committee decisions; and the association’s current committee members. As I asked questions about the dispute – how it arose, what they wanted to achieve from the mediation process, and who would participate – it became […]

With the Abbott Coalition Government and Australian Workers’ Union leader Paul Howes using the Australian media to respond to the Fair Work Commission’s Modern Awards Review, industrial and workplace negotiation techniques are once again in the press. In January this year the Victorian branch of the Australian Education Union (AEU) and the state government settled […]

Positions and Interests: mediation in WA over mining plant and equipment  Image from vanadiuminvestingnews.com Resource investment group Atlantic Ltd and Australian based mining company Mineral Resources Ltd (MRL) are headed for “contractual mediation” in relation to the “crushing, milling and beneficiation (CMB) plant” at Windimurra, WA. According to Atlantic, it has spent over $20 million […]