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The New Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia commences 1 September 2021

Posted on August 7, 2021

The New Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia recognises the cost, delay and uncertainty of becoming “entrenched in the system”: “The First Court event is to take place within 6-8 weeks of filing. Parties should be at mediation or dispute resolution within 5 -6 months of filing before they have spent too much...
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Can “good faith” negotiations really occur when there is a lack of trust?

Posted on September 23, 2020

Disputes often escalate because of the people and their behaviours, not the problem.  The perception of another’s actions and their characteristics can impact on a person’s ability to communicate rationally and objectively.  It’s common to hear from parties that the trust has diminished in their association with one another and yet negotiating in “good faith” ultimately relies...
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The impact of culture on communication and negotiations

Posted on March 10, 2020

Cultural and linguistic diverse disputants: The impact of culture on communication and negotiations. At Mediator Hub we facilitate many discussions involving parties who are culturally and linguistically diverse. While we are able to arrange for interpreters to join mediation (additional cost), an interpreter’s role is limited though, so who translates cultural and inherent communication during negotiations?...
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Not seeing eye to eye?

Posted on February 24, 2020

Disputes and conflict of any kind can trigger emotions and bring out the worst in people and will quite often lead to long term consequences. Preparation is key to planning for effective negotiations and a settlement. There are a few simple steps to help you move forward from a situation that may seem impossible.  1....
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