Mediation, negotiation and facilitation

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Indigenous decision making and dispute management

This project seeks to raise external interest in aspects of traditional decision-making and other decision-making processes as part of a broader evaluation of agreement making. The project also seeks to create publications around issues of community engagement, models of engagement, risk management, free prior and informed consent and complaints relating to authorisation processes.

The project builds on research and issues raised from the Indigenous Facilitation and Mediation Project (IFaMP) undertaken in 2003-06 and the Authorisation Project from 2006-08.

The project has been assisted by the partnership with the Federal Court which as part of the Indigenous Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management Case Study Project aimed to provide a report to the National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council (NADRAC) to examine Indigenous Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Bauman, T. (2009). ‘Speaking across difference: towards an ‘intercultural’ mediation and peace building native title praxis in Australia’ in Bagshaw, Dale & Porter Elisabeth (eds). Mediation in the Asia Pacific, Transforming Conflict and Building Peace. Routledge: London and New York.

Last reviewed: 18 Apr 2016