|Author||Bauman, Toni; Pope, Juanita; Allen, David; O'Donnell, Margaret; Williams, Rhiân|
|Source/Publisher||Federal Court of Australia|
This report presents the research findings of an in-depth investigation into effective practices for managing conflict involving Indigenous people as part of the Indigenous Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management Case Study Project. The research was commissioned by the National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council (NADRAC) and conducted by the Federal Court of Australia in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. The project conducted ‘snapshot’ studies and three main case studies: a mediation at Halls Creek, Western Australia; a mediation carried out by a NSW Community Justice Centre in a NSW south coast town; and the work of the Tiwi Youth Diversion and Development Unit in managing family and community conflicts on Bathurst Island, Northern Territory. This report identifies a number of critical factors for effective practice which are designed to assist practitioners and others involved in the design and delivery of a dispute management process, and examines the need for various kinds of support, without which effective practices cannot be realised.
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