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.
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