alternative dispute resolution


5 Dec 2018

This report covers phase one of the Access to Justice inquiry. In this phase, 1,600 businesses across Australia were surveyed in order to gain an understanding of where small businesses go for advice and, when they escalate a dispute, what pathways they choose.


Global Pound Conference Series
24 May 2018

This report drew input from a global cast of stakeholders in international dispute resolution. In the aggregate, its results were not surprising, highlighting a global focus on efficiency, collaboration, and pre-dispute and mixed-mode dispute resolution protocols.


15 Oct 2016

Access to justice is essential for the protection of the rights of children. It is especially important for protection from discrimination, violence, abuse and exploitation, and for ensuring their best interests in all actions involving or having an impact on them. Due to their dependent...


4 Oct 2016

Access to justice is fundamental to ensuring that core values of our community are translated into practice. Those values include the rule of law, fairness, and equity. Access to justice works to ensure that citizens are treated fairly by government; it supports social cohesion and...


20 Sep 2016

This report describes changes in the offending outcomes observed for 79 young people who between October 2010 and December 2013 graduated from 11 Military-style Activity Camps (MACs) held at Te Puna Wai ō Tuhinapo youth justice residence in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The MAC programme...


20 Sep 2016

The Family Group Conference (FGC) process seeks to hold children and young people accountable for their offending, while also encouraging them to change their behaviour and not reoffend. FGCs are the cornerstone of the youth justice system in New Zealand. However, there is a lack...


15 Sep 2016

In February 2012, the consultant was engaged by the NT Department of Justice to undertake a review of Community Courts .

Community Courts began as a formal pilot project in 2005 within the NT Court of Summary Jurisdiction under the direction of the then...


11 Mar 2016

The Federation welcomes the Victorian Government’s Access to Justice Review, and the opportunity to identify improvements that can be made at a state level to address the access to justice crisis.

The Federation, along with many member CLCs, made substantial contributions to the Productivity...


15 Feb 2016

VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Victorian Government’s Access to Justice Review. Access to justice is fundamental to a fair and inclusive society. Inadequate human rights protection, poor legal services access and inequality before the law can have significant and farreaching impacts...


3 Dec 2014

Volume 1 looks at the accessibility of the justice system, the use of alternative forms of dispute resolution, the regulation of the legal profession and the structure and operations of ombudsmen, tribunals and courts.

Volume 2 discusses private funding of litigation; and the provision...


15 Oct 2014

The International Bar Association (IBA) is an organisation of legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies whose mission is to provide assistance to the global legal community with the aim of influencing the development of law reform and promoting the highest professional standards and the...


20 May 2014

This submission responds to six matters raised in the Draft Report: definition of access to justice; complex legal need; increased use of ADR; ADR and legal education; integrated legal service delivery model; and legal assistance landscape. My working life focusses on Access to Justice particularly...

Discussion paper

8 Apr 2014

A number of barriers that prevent people from resolving civil disputes in a timely and affordable way should be removed, according to this draft report, which invites submissions from the public.

Key points:

There are widespread concerns that Australia's civil justice system...


18 Nov 2013

The submission was initially compiled by NADRAC prior to NADRAC's abolition by the Australian Government on 8 November 2013. It has been completed by NADRAC's former members and is presented to the Productivity Commission as a work by the former advisory council NADRAC. In the...


4 Nov 2013

Consumer Action supports the scope of the inquiry as identified by the Commission in the Issues Paper—that is, it should focus on the civil dispute resolution system, and particularly how to constrain costs and promote access to justice and equality before the law. We submit,...


4 Nov 2013

PIAC identifies public interest issues and, where possible and appropriate, works co-operatively with other organisations to advocate for individuals and groups affected. PIAC seeks to:

• expose and redress unjust or unsafe practices, deficient laws or policies;

• promote accountable, transparent and responsive...

Discussion paper

15 Apr 2013

The Australian Human Rights Commission is concerned that many people with disability who need communication supports or who have complex and multiple support needs are not having their rights protected, and are not being treated equally, in the criminal justice system. This is happening to...


15 Jul 2012

This guide contains basic information about some of the alternative dispute resolution options available, giving practical tips on using alternative dispute resolution and helping people to identify the advantages of the different processes available. For some people, reading this guide may be the first step...


15 Jun 2012

This paper draws on submissions received by the National Pro Bono Resource Centre (‘the Centre’) in response to a Discussion Paper it released in October 2011 on the possible roles of lawyers acting pro bono in ADR (‘Discussion Paper’). In light of evidence indicating that...


15 Feb 2011

In this report, the National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council (NADRAC) canvasses particular issues that support the integrity of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes, and that are identified in the Terms of Reference. These are: conduct obligations, rules about confidentiality and inadmissibility of communications within...



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