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Is there a place for mediation in a restorative Canberra?

15 March 2018

Time: 5:30 PM -7:00 PM
Venue: University House Canberra
University House – The Australian National University
1 Balmain Crescent, Acton
Canberra ACT 2601

$35.00 Members

$10.00 Students

$45.00 Guests

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Thursday, 15 March, Canberra

What would Canberra be like as a restorative city? Would there be an expanded role for mediation or mediation techniques? Join our expert panel: Professor Tony Foley, Rosemary Dupont and Nigel Biginell for a discussion on what makes a restorative city, and how the principles and practices of restorative justice or mediation might be applied.

Resolution Institute welcomes guests and encourages members to invite colleagues to join our professional learning and networking events.

About the speakers

Professor Tony Foley is a leading scholar in the areas of institutional responses to criminal wrongdoing and restorative justice. He teaches and researches at the ANU College of Law. He is Chair of the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council, the territory's peak law reform body, which is currently considering the feasibility of Canberra as a restorative city. Tony is also a part time senior member of the ACAT.

Rosemary Dupont is a member of Resolution Institute having belonged since 1996 to the former Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (IAMA). Rosemary is a lead trainer of mediation skills for Resolution Institute. As a mediator Rosemary works over a wide range of jurisdictions including worker’s compensation, workplace, contract, wills and estate planning and industrial relations. In the area of restorative justice Rosemary first gained training with David Moore and John McDonald when she was a conference convenor for the restorative justice program provided by the NSW Department of Juvenile Justice. She has gone on to use the same or similar methods in workplaces, family situations, and on the Attorney General’s Defence Abuse Restorative Taskforce. She is a member of the ACT’s Restorative Justice network. Rosemary has undertaken mediations overseas on behalf of the Australian government and for many years was involved in an Australian Aid project working in Indonesia delivering training in conflict resolution and human rights.

Nigel Biginell is a member of Resolution Institute having belonged previously to both the former LEADR and the former Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (IAMA). Nigel is the Principal of Biginell & Associates a team of nationally accredited mediators and conflict management coaches. Together, the team has successfully conducted over 2,000 mediations involving workplace, commercial, business, civil claims and relationship issues in both the public and private sectors. Nigel is a senior member mediator with the ACT Civil & Administrative Tribunal conducting mediations in administrative review matters, and was previously a conciliator for the ACT Human Rights Commission in discrimination, health services and other complaints.