New Panel Supporting Booming Indigenous Business

While the property markets and other parts of the economy may be slowing, a little-noticed sector has been quietly roaring­. Indigenous-owned business is booming and the ADC has launched a new national ADR body, the First Nations’ Mediation Panel, to support and take advantage of what looks to be a game changer in indigenous enterprise.

A 2018 report released by the indigenous consulting arm of Price Waterhouse Coopers found indigenous-owned business contributed up to $6.6 billion to the Australian economy in 2016, and this figure has almost certainly increased again.

“It’s incredibly pleasing to see a new breed of Aboriginal and Torres Islander entrepreneurs opening for business, and every one will benefit from effective and tailored commercial ADR processes,” says ADC’s CEO Deborah Lockhart, who is encouraging indigenous commercial mediators and ADR experts to register their interest to join the panel, as well as non-indigenous ADR practitioners to play a collaborative role.

“Our goal is to develop a pool of First Nations’ dispute resolution practitioners this sector can tap into. Building on this expertise we have an excellent opportunity to further develop First Nations’ dispute resolution methodologies, as well as cross-cultural ADR theory and practice to encourage more indigenous people into the ADR space.”

The Australian Disputes Centre invites nominations and applications for the First Nations Panel. Please contact Deborah Lockhart at the ADC to discuss. Tel. 02 9239 0700.

2019-01-29T10:57:04+11:00

Upcoming Events

  • Mediation Training - Melbourne
    • Days 1 - 3
      December 11, 2019 - December 13, 2019
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Days 4 - 5
      December 16, 2019 - December 17, 2019
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    About the ADC Mediation Course An ADR industry leader, ADC has been at the forefront of providing mediation training courses since 1986. Recognised nationally and…

  • Conflict Resolution & ADR - Melbourne
    • December 11, 2019
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Ever wished you could manage conflict better? Better still, even avoid it before it begins? Conflict happens in all organisations and communities. Discover how to minimise…

  • Mediation Refresher Training - Melbourne
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      December 16, 2019
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      December 17, 2019
      8:30 am - 5:00 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…

  • Mediation Accreditation Day - Melbourne
    • December 18, 2019
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Mediation course participants seeking formal recognition of their skills are eligible to enrol in ADC’s accreditation program. ADC’s Mediation Training meets the requirements set out…

  • Mediation Training - Sydney
    • Days 1 - 3
      January 15, 2020 - January 17, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Days 4 - 5
      January 20, 2020 - January 21, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    About the ADC Mediation Course An ADR industry leader, ADC has been at the forefront of providing mediation training courses since 1986. Recognised nationally and…

  • Conflict Resolution & ADR - Sydney
    • January 15, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Ever wished you could manage conflict better? Better still, even avoid it before it begins? Conflict happens in all organisations and communities. Discover how to minimise…

  • Mediation Training - Canberra
    • Days 1 - 2
      January 16, 2020 - January 17, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Days 3 - 5
      January 20, 2020 - January 22, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Multidisciplinary Participation ADC’s mediation training is suitable for participants from a broad range of professions and sectors including: business; government; law; tertiary academics and students;…

  • Conflict Resolution & ADR - Canberra
    • January 16, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Ever wished you could manage conflict better? Better still, even avoid it before it begins? Conflict happens in all organisations and communities. Discover how to minimise…

  • Mediation Refresher Training - Sydney
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      January 20, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      January 21, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 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…

  • Mediation Refresher Training - Canberra
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      January 21, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      January 22, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 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…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!