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The 2014 IAMA Conference - "New Horizons" - was a great success and we were delighted to have had such invaluable support from our members, delegates and presenters. Special thanks to our sponsors: 

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers for sponsoring Friday night's Welcome Function which saw the official launch of the new IAMA Arbitration Rules

Merrill Corporation for sponsoring Saturday's plenary sessions that featured a view of ADR from the Attorney General's office, ADR initiatives used by the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce and "How to detect deception in the corporate environment". 

Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers for contributing to an entertaining and enjoyable night at the National Portrait Gallery including a fascinating presentation on some of the world's infamous art crimes during war.  

Last but not least many thanks to All Legal Magazine and AIDC for your contributions to another successful conference at IAMA. 
All delegates are invited to send your feedback on the Conference: click here to enter your feedback

Your input is valuable to us and we look forward to hearing from everyone. 

Rowena McNally
National President

Suzanne Greenwood

2014 IAMA Conference - "New Horizons" - Friday 2 May 2014

Welcome Reception: Official Launch of new IAMA Arbitration Rules

2014 IAMA Conference - "New Horizons" - Saturday 3 May 2014

Plenary: The Hon Len Roberts-Smith RFD QC, Chair Defence Abuse Response Taskforce 
Topic: “Restorative Engagement: Beyond the Horizon”
The Hon Len Roberts-Smith RFD QC with National President, Rowena McNally and National Councillors, Michael Heaton QC and Russell Thirgood. 
Senator George Brandis QC with National President, Rowena McNally
Plenary: Robert Cockerell, Executive Director (Forensic), Korda Mentha
Topic: “Lie to Me: Advanced Detection of Deception in the Dispute Resolution Process”
Speakers: Immediate Past President, Warren Fischer, and National Councillor, Russell Thirgood 
Topic: “New IAMA Arbitration Rules 2014”
Speakers: Delcy Lagones de Anglim,  Barbara Kwiecien and Dr Penny Webster
Topic: Ethics for Mediators â€“ ethical dilemmas panel discussion 
Speaker: Jeremy Gormly SC
Topic: â€œThe 7 Categories of Litigation – Why ADR is here to stay”

2014 IAMA Conference - "New Horizons" - Saturday 3 May 2014

Gala Dinner, The National Portrait Gallery of Australia
Keynote Address: Judge Arthur Tompkins
Topic: "An International Art Crime Tribunal: Adjudication, Dispute Resolution and More"

2014 IAMA Conference - "NEW Horizons" - Sunday 4 May 2014

Speaker: Keith Redenbach 
Topic: â€œNCAT: The New Super Tribunal”
Speaker: Alastair Oxbrough, Society of Construction Law Australia 
Topic: “Reform of Australian Security of Payment & Adjudication – SoCLA Review”
Speaker: John Bond QC 
Topic: “Has Derek Crouch risen from the dead?” Case law review post-Northern Regional Health Authority v Derek Crouch 
Construction Co Ltd [1984] 1 QB 644
Speakers: John Hockley and Professor Gabriël Moens 
Topic: â€œInterim Measures in the Commercial Arbitration Acts”

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NEW IAMA Arbitration Rules now available

The new IAMA Arbitration Rules was officially launched on Friday 2 May 2014.  To download and view a copy of the rules visit our website: 
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Video Conference: Should Experts Be Accredited?

Members are invited to attend a panel discussion presented by The Society of Construction Law Australia on Tuesday 20 May 2014.  Topic: "Heating Up The Experts - should they be accredited?"

This is a FREE event hosted via video conference and sessions are available in Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and Sydney.  

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Pupilage Opportunities For Arbitrator Members

Arbitrator members who are interested in taking on a pupil are invited to contact your local Chapter: see contact details

Exclusive To This Month

NSW Masterclass for IAMA Accredited Adjudicators

An interactive workshop format where participants will be expected to contribute to the debate of issues raised and to be assessed on their understanding of the Adjudicaton process: click here

WA Professional Development Seminar

The Hon Justice Kenneth Martin, Supreme Court of Western Australia will speak on his view of adjudication as an alternative determinative process to that of arbitration and litigation and about his expectations of an adjudicator: click here

IAMA VIC/SoCLA Adjudication Series 2

"On the defensive - Practical considerations in the preparation of payment schedules and adjudication responses": click here

SA Arbitration Masterclass 

This masterclass fulfils the mandatory requirement for re-grading or grading as an Arbitrator under the IAMA Arbitration Accreditation Policy: click here

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University of Canberra Law Prize Ceremony 2014

ACT Chapter Chair, Rosemary Dupont with Law Prize Winner, Simon Hall, at the University of Canberra Law Prize Ceremony 2014

NSW Land Access Arbitration

The Minister for Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts has announced an independent examination of the arbitration process across the State of NSW in relation to land access agreements. The NSW Government has appointed Bret Walker SC as the legal counsel to oversee the analysis over the next 12 weeks. IAMA has been requested to make a submission by 23 May 2014.  IAMA has been invited to participate in a targeted consultation planned for 9 May 2014.   Members are requested to provide their input to the Terms of Reference to NSW Chapter Administrator, Ros Hunter, as soon as possible:

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Qld Certificate in Adjudication Course

Congratulations to the recent graduates of the Queensland Certificate in Adjudication Course.  Members including Frazer Beggs, Logan Campbell and Louise Young have been awarded their certificates by Qld Chapter Administrator Alison Mahoney (left). 

Qld May CPD Seminar

The Queensland Chapter May CPD Seminar was hosted by corporate member Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers.  Members and guests were treated to presentations by the highly regarded Shane Doyle QC and Dr Therese Wilson on the topic of arbitration. 
The event held in conjunction with AFIA, drew a large audience. Our thanks to Ashley Hill for sourcing the speakers and to Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers for their excellent hospitality.
Above photo is Shane Doyle QC

2014 ARCA Postgraduate Certificate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection

The Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA) is running its annual Postgraduate Certificate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection, in Amelia, Umbria, Italy.  

Members who are interested in travelling to Umbria, Italy, this year, are encouraged to contact the ARCA's CEO, Lynda Albertson at:  

Remember to mention you were referred by Judge Arthur Tompkins, keynote speaker from the 2014 IAMA National Conference. 

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AIDC Launching Mediation Training Scholarships Program

The Australian International Disputes Centre invites members to attend the launch of the 2014 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mediation Training Scholarships Program, offering skills and benefits of mediation training to our indigenous communities.  The Program will be launched at a special luncheon held at the Centre at Level 16, 1 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. 

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Sydney Arbitration Week 2014

IAMA is proud to support the "Regional Arbitration Conference 2014" held by the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia (BLS) together with the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA).  The Conference will be held in Sydney on 14 November 2014
Adrian Makeham-Kirchner ACT
Marina Polita ACT
Frances Booth NSW
Mukul Dey NSW
Pamela Jack NSW
Kon Nakousis NSW
Michael Forde QLD
Margi Keville SA
Pauline Bernard VIC
Mohamed Elagha VIC
Michael Whitten VIC
Kate Paterson WA
Katrina Sachse WA
Adjudicator (NSW):  
John Savage QLD
IAMA Mediator:  
Dr Hanna Jaireth ACT
Graham Cox QLD
Robert James (Jim) King QLD
Michael McCall QLD
Jim Gifford VIC
Steven Castan WA
Dr Hanna Jaireth ACT
Graham Cox QLD
Robert James (Jim) King QLD
Graham Cox QLD
Stuart Greaves QLD
Barbara Lawrence QLD
Robert James (Jim) King QLD
Michael McCall QLD
Louis Shivarev QLD
Geoffrey Barker WA
Jeff Bird WA
Jasmine Campbell WA
Steven Castan WA
John Christie WA
John (Kim) Colero WA
Steve Cope WA
Leanne Hartill WA
Louis Hitchcock WA
Kylie Johnson WA
Robert Lowther WA
Wangui Muhuthia WA
Kate Paterson WA
Gavin Ponton WA
Phillip Renshaw WA
Catherine Rudyard WA
Timothy Strahan WA
Susan Thomson WA
Marten Tieleman WA
Jessica Vidoni WA
Jacqueline Wallace WA
Christine Young WA

Renew Your 2014 IAMA Membership Online

To renew you membership for the current year, please log into our website using your email and password.  If you are unable to access your account or require assistance, please contact us on 02 9241 1188 or email  
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Application For Accreditation In Probity

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Events & Training

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WA Professional Development Session
When: 14 May; 5.15pm
CPD: 1
Cost: Free

NSW Adjudicators Masterclass
When: 17 May; 9.30am
Cost: $550.00

VIC SoCLA Adjudication Series 2
When: 20 May; 5.30pm
CPD: 2
Cost: $40.00

IAMA Probity Services Accreditation Course (VIC)
When: 26 - 29 May
CPD: 32
Cost: $3,095.00

SA Adjudicator CPD Forum 
When: 30 May; 5.00pm
CPD: 1.5
Cost: $40.00

SA Arbitration Master Class
When: 31 May
CPD: 12
Cost: $400.00

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ADR Conferences

National Industry Forum
When: 14 May 2014
Where: Australian International Disputes Centre, Sydney

(By invitation only)

KLRCA International Arbitration Centre 2014
When: 19 - 21 June 2014
Where: Pullman Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

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2014 Interdiscplinary Art Crime Conference
When: 27 - 29 June 2014
Where: Amelia, Italy

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SIArb Annual Symposium 2014
When: 31 July 2014
Where: Singapore

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RAIF Conference 2014
When: 1 August 2014
Where: Singapore

AMINZ Conference 2014
When: 28 -30 August
Where: Queenstown, New Zealand
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National Mediation Conference 2014
When: 9 - 11 September 
Where: Melbourne
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Sydney Arbitration Week 2014
When: 14 November 2014
Where: Sydney

Contact Us

IAMA National Office

Suzanne Greenwood

Membership Enquiries: 
Lisa Maltby
IAMA Membership Officer 
P: 07 3218 2168

Account Enquiries: 
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Room Bookings:
Melissa Mcdonald
P: 02 9241 1188

Communications and Website: 
Sophia Jiang
IAMA Communications Officer

IAMA State Chapter Offices

Delice Stewart
ACT Chapter Administrator
P: 02 6260 7117

Ros Hunter
NSW Chapter Administrator
P: 02 9241 1188

Alison Mahoney
QLD Chapter Administrator
P: 07 3220 2122


Georgia Lloyd
SA Chapter Administrator
P: 1800 724 262

Isaac Inocencio 
VIC & TAS Chapter Administrator 
P: 03 8648 6578

Helen Goddard
WA & NT Chapter Administrator
P: 08 6278 2022




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