Over the last few decades, ADR has received increasing emphasis and attention by policy makers, government and the judiciary in Australia as a way of resolving disputes. Reports, such as the Federal Attorney-General’s Access to Justice report in 2009, and the report in the same year by the Victorian Parliament’s Law Reform Committee on its inquiry into ADR and restorative justice, focused attention on the merits of improving people’s access to Alternative Dispute Resolution. These reports described the rise of ADR or “non-adversarial justice” as a way of improving people’s access to justice.
SENIOR FELLOW – AUSTRALIA
Lynne Coulson Barr is the first-appointed Mental Health Complaints Commissioner in Victoria, Australia.
Andrew Wei-Min Lee has over twenty-two years of experience in the dispute resolution industry as an attorney, mediator and educator working in the jurisdictions of Australia, Hong Kong, and Mainland China.