International Arbitration: An Australian Perspective

Journal article | November 2012 | Available for purchase & free for members


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The Institute Of Arbitrators & Mediators 2012 National Annual Conference
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Saturday 19 May 2012

In their recently published excellent text, International Arbitration in Australia, the editors, Luke Nottage and Richard Garnett, commenced Chapter 1 of the work by addressing a topic which they described as ‘Australia’s arbitration ambivalence’. They said that, because Australia had inherited arbitration legislation from England, arbitration was utilised in Australia but, at least in terms of domestic arbitration, tended to be confined to certain narrow fields such as the construction industry.

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We thank the author of this article Robert Fenwick Elliott and the journal editor Russell Thirgood for their contribution to this journal.

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