PDR (Primary Dispute Resolution)2019-09-21T11:33:52+10:00

Primary Dispute Resolution

PDR is a term used in particular jurisdictions to describe dispute resolution processes which take place prior to, or instead of, determination by a court. The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) ‘encourages people to use primary dispute resolution mechanisms (such as counselling, mediation, arbitration or other means of conciliation or reconciliation) to resolve matters in which a court order might otherwise be made’ (section 14). The Federal Magistrates Act 1999 defines primary dispute resolution processes as ‘procedures and services for the resolution of disputes otherwise than by way of the exercise of the judicial power of the Commonwealth, and includes: (a) counselling; and (b) mediation; and (c) arbitration; and (d) neutral evaluation; and (e) case appraisal; and (f) conciliation’ (section 21).

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  • 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…

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