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Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Maree Davenport,  
Nationally Accredited
Multi-disciplinary and Online Mediator (NMAS Reg 01-7346)

We navigate an impartial and facilitative process in a neutral environment to optimise the opportunity for settlement and resolution, aimed at lasting success to fulfil the needs of our clients.

Mediation can empower women, assigned female at birth and gender diverse people to raise issues and concerns in a safe, neutral environment with facilitated discussion.

RCA supports the UN Women's policy to:

"increase the availability of gender expertise and to support greater and more effective participation of women at all levels of conflict resolution to ensure that outcomes are gender-responsive. Women’s participation in a mediation process can help ensure that more and diverse members of the community become engaged in peacemaking."

  • Mediation is an impartial, structured process, yet informal and flexible compared to an adversarial judicial process

  • Participation can be voluntary, under a court/tribunal order or triggered by an existing contractual agreement. Parties can choose or approve the mediator

  • It is less expensive than the court system and parties can decide to share or divide the cost

  • Confidentially between the parties may encourage information sharing and honest disclosures. The mediator being bound by confidentiality improves trust

  • It is faster and more efficient than the court and legal system

  • Parties are directly engaged in and maintain control of the dispute resolution process, they are encouraged to identify all of the disputed issues, develop options, consider alternatives and reach a negotiated agreement

  • Parties reach a mutually agreed resolution and settlement and commit to honouring the agreement because they had a say in finding the solution

  • Issues with implementation and other consequential matters can be followed up and lines of communication remain open through the mediator if there are impasses and barriers to the good faith agreement

  • Relationships can be preserved and strengthened as mediation allows for the expression of feelings, psychological, social and economic dynamics

  • Mediation focusses on problem solving rather than apportioning blame

  • It assists parties to understand their own and each other’s perspective, issues, motivations and intentions facilitating conversations and genuine participation in the process

  • Mediated agreements can be comprehensive and customised to include non-monetary and ‘in kind’ solutions that meet the needs of the parties, along with Individual Flexibility Arrangements (IFAs) in single, multi-enterprise and greenfield Enterprise Agreements.

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