Learning & events

LGBTIQA+ perspectives in dispute resolution

Date TBA | Colin Biggers & Paisley

Tuesday, 18 September

5.30 - 6.00pm registration and networking
6.00 - 7.15pm presentation

The relevance of dispute resolution to the LGBTIQA+ community is underexplored and undervalued. To what end can dispute resolution processes be used to improve both the wellbeing of this community, and its self-determination?

In this presentation, Jonathon Rea will discuss:

* How mediation techniques help support LGBTIQA+ people in conflict with their families of origin.

* Mediation’s public health function, such as collaboration of mediators with other agents of justice, including NSW Police and community interest groups.

* The need to consider diverse and complex identities when mediating with LGBTIQA+ community members.

The event will be introduced and chaired by the Honourable Michael Kirby AC.

About the presenters

Jonathon Rea

Jonathon Rea has been engaged in leadership and executive positions in banking, commercial, community health, family and youth service industries for forty years. He holds a Masters of Dispute Resolution and works as a consultant in large commercial disputes and importantly as a mediator to provide effective crisis management to LGBTIQA+ people in conflict and crisis situations across Sydney. This work is facilitated by Jonathon in collaboration with NSW Police and faith organisations, such as the Uniting Church, for whom Jonathon is a non-executive Director. Jonathon teaches Dispute Resolution at UNSW Law.

Hon. Michael Kirby AC

The Honourable Michael Kirby AC is a former Justice of the High Court of Australia, serving from 1996-2009. He continues to be a leader in legal, human rights and academic contexts, notably for the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Resolution Institute expresses appreciation to Colin Biggers and Paisley for their support of this event.