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Experiences of mediation; industrial and workplace negotiations

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 […]

Mediation fails Rinehart family; or does it?

After 2 years in the NSW Supreme Court, and less than 2 weeks prior to the trial, the dispute over the Hope Margaret Hancock family trust was (finally) referred to mediation by order of Justice Patricia Bergin. The trial, which had been scheduled to commence on 1 October was pushed back to 8 October, with an estimate of […]